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Arizona Rep. Grijalva Affirms Urgency Over Unaccompanied Minors At The Border

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and referred to HHS. He also said there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.

Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva said Azar should be listened to and Congress should be taking more action to solve the issue.

“There’s an urgency here and the American people have got to see that we’re looking for solutions," Grijalva said Saturday on CNN. "My party in particular in the House of Representatives, I think that’s the business we should be concentrating on.”

Grijalva suggested implementing regional processing centers in some countries, including Guatemala and Honduras. He said President Obama proposed opening such centers but President Trump rejected the idea.

 

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After spending seven months as a news intern for KJZZ, Matt Kling returned in January 2019 as a general assignment reporter, mainly on the weekends.Kling’s radio career started when he joined Blaze Radio as freshman at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School. At Blaze Radio he has served as a host, producer and assistant production director. He’s also interned for KTAR before joining KJZZ in 2018.Kling also has extensive work in television production, working as a director, technical director and other positions for Cronkite News and Arizona PBS. Today, Kling serves as a newscast producer for Cronkite News. He anticipates graduation from the Cronkite School in May 2019.When he’s not working, you can find Kling out and about on the town, or in his downtown Phoenix apartment watching his favorite Philadelphia sports teams.