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Grijalva to host immigration hearing in Nogales
Jonathan Clark

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 9:07 am | Updated: 11:40 am, Fri Sep 6, 2013.
Nogales International 

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and other members of the Congressional Border Caucus will hold an ad hoc hearing in Nogales next week to discuss the economic and humanitarian aspects of comprehensive immigration reform.
"Congressman Grijalva would like to bring attention to the voices of the border communities, focus on immigration reform that protects human rights and ends the humanitarian crisis of migrant deaths, while expanding the definition of border security to include economic prosperity, modernizing ports of entry, and bolstering trade with Mexico, which supports six million American jobs," Grijalva's office said in an announcement Wednesday.

The hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at the County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the County Complex. It will be followed by a tour of one or more of the local ports of entry and a press conference at Karam Park.

The hearing will consist of a panel of national and local experts who will provide testimony and answer questions, Grijalva's office said. The panel will include Fr. Sean Carroll of the Kino Border Initiative; James Lyall of the ACLU; Christopher Wilson of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Jennifer Allen of the League of Conservation Voters; Allison Moore of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas; and Sheriff Antonio Estrada. 

Grijalva's office could not immediately provide the names of the other members of the Congressional Border Caucus who will attend.
Grijalva hosted a similar hearing at Nogales City Hall in February 2012, at which he was joined by fellow Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), Mike Honda (Calif.) and Silvestre Reyes (Texas).  

Written testimony, submitted in advance of the Sept. 13 forum by members of the public, is welcomed and will be included in the congressional record of the hearing. Written testimony and questions can be submitted to Christina Partida at


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