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Ducey comments on border security during visit to Desert View H.S.

Posted: 4:43 PM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-15 23:43:38Z
Ducey i-Stem

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visited a Tucson High School Friday in support fo career and technical education programs.

The iSTEM Academy at Desert View High School is home to the Sunnyside District's world-class precision manufacturing program. Ducey went on a tour, visiting classrooms for engineering, computer-aided design and more.

"It's 21st Century, space-age-type stuff," Ducey said after touring the school. "It involves computers, it involves coding and these people, these kids are having a blast."

Students who are a part of the program at Desert View have high internship and workforce placements after school.

Ducey wouldn't say what he thought of President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border, saying he hadn't seen enough details to comment. He did comment on the National Guard being deployed on Arizona's southern border.

"I want to continue to work to secure our border and to have border security," Ducey said. "I am going to do everything possible at the state level to make that happen."

Ducey continued, calling for the federal government to find solutions to solve problems like drug trafficking along the border.

In recent weeks, both Democratic governors of California and New Mexico withdrew their state's National Guard troops from the southern border, saying the resources could be better used elsewhere in their states.