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Cornyn and Cinema will lead a group of senators who will visit El Paso and visit the border

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — US Senators John Cornyn, D-Tex., and Kirsten Cinema, D-Arizona, will lead a group of their Senate counterparts on a border tour in El Paso on Monday, Jan. 9.

Other senators who will join the group include James Lankford, Oklahoma; Mark Kelly, Arizona State; Tom Tillis, NC State; Chris Murphy, Connecticut; Jerry Moran, Kansas State; and Chris Koons, Connecticut.

Senator Kirsten Cinema, D-Arizona, arrives for a Senate Homeland Security Committee meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, August 3, 2022. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Senators will participate in a roundtable discussion with El Paso City officials, local nonprofits, law enforcement, business representatives, and other stakeholders.

“Participants will brief senators on the impact of the ongoing humanitarian crisis along the southern border on the local economy and public safety, and highlight the need for durable solutions for the region,” reads a press release announcing the visit.

The meeting will take place at El Paso’s Temporary Migrant Emergency Center located at Bassett High School.

After the roundtable, the senators will take a brief tour of the school, which was converted into one of the city’s temporary migrant facilities in December, where they will see temporary facilities and care services for migrants. After the tour, they will hold a joint press conference.

On Monday, senators will also receive briefings from US Customs and Border Protection and the National Board of Border Patrol, as well as the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), to discuss federal and state US security efforts. – Mexican border.

They will visit the central processing center of El Paso and the port of entry in El Paso del Norte. In addition, they will take part in a night tour of the border with law enforcement.

On Tuesday, the senators will continue their tour of the Arizona-Mexico border region in Cinema’s home state.

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