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WATCH: Arizona leaders meet at border Monday to call for more funding from Congress

Posted at 5:33 AM, Mar 18, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-18 13:50:39-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Arizona Representative Ruben Gallego, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, and Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway led a press conference at the border in Nogales on Monday, March 18.

The meeting came after Congress recently failed to pass a bipartisan deal that would provide additional funding to secure the southern border.

Gallego and Mayes called on Congress to allocate more money to combat the flow of fentanyl, change how asylum claims are handled, and increase border security.

According to Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief John R. Modlin, last week agents apprehended 10,500 migrants. That's 1,700 less people than the week before, when agents apprehended 12,200 migrants.

You can watch the full conference at the top of this article.