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Three Tucson City Council members back Nogales stance on border fence wire

Posted: 6:51 AM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-11 13:51:48Z

TUCSON, Ariz. - Three Tucson City Council members issued a statement backing the Nogales city government's call for the removal of concertina wire along the border fence.

Steve Kozachik, Richard FImbres and Regina Romero collaborated on this memo of support:

"The City of Tucson joins Nogales in embracing the cultural heritage we share with Mexico," the three said in the memo of support . "We similarly join the citizens of Nogales in recognizing the economic importance of maintaining cross-border commercial ties. And we join our colleagues on the Nogales City Council in condemning the actions of the Trump administration that are sending a clear message of division and fear between our communities and our neighbors in Sonora."

The issue has drawn national attention and become a focal point for debate over border security.