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Schweikert, Stanton Offer Different Views On Mexico After Nielsen Resignation

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on March 18, 2019.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure from her post comes as Arizona’s congressional representatives are calling for changes to the U.S’s relationship with Mexico.

Some Republicans are suggesting a tougher stance on the matter, while Democrats say that won’t work.

Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton said what’s needed are more border judges and courts.

“We need to build up support for the judicial system here," Stanton said, "allow for quicker adjudication of matter so people aren’t moved to different parts of the United States of America. The quicker we can provide a quicker adjudication, the better.”

Republican Rep. David Schweikert suggested using diplomacy to find a solution.

“It’s time for the president to have a quick summit with Mexico and those in the Central American triangle,” Schweikert said.

Other representatives suggest more funding for non-government organizations to help migrants.

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.