Note: you have now been warned.
Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:20 am
Congressional field hearing in Nogales
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is scheduled to accompany three fellow
congressmen to Nogales on Friday for what he called an ad hoc field
hearing on border policy.
"Today, one in five Arizonans live in poverty," Grijalva said in a
press release. "Arizona is the second poorest state in the nation.
The people that live and work in border communities - my constituents
- understand the policy failures that have led us to this broken
economy and failed immigration system better than Washington. That's
what this day is going to be about."
Grijalva represents Nogales and Rio Rico as part of his Arizona
Congressional District 7.
He will be joined in Nogales on Friday by fellow Reps. Luis Gutierrez
(D-Ill), Silvestre Reyes, (D-Texas) and Michael Honda (D-Calif.) The
hearing will at in City Hall beginning at 1 p.m. and is set to
include testimony from law enforcement officers, local business
leaders and students affected by immigration policy.
The day will include a tour of the U.S.-Mexico Border as well as a
closed-door security briefing with law enforcement officials.
At 6 p.m., the delegation will participate in the "Arizona: Together
We Stand" rally hosted by BorderLinks, Southside Presbyterian Church,
Border Action Network, Coalicion de Derechos, No More Deaths and
Samaritans at San Miguel High School in Tucson.