Listen Live on  

MIX 96.9

Today's Best Music Mix for Phoenix

McCain, Flake Comment on Migrant Kids

Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 5:56pm

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's two U.S. senators are commending the Border Patrol amid news a massive Nogales facility will no longer be receiving immigrant children.

U.S. Sen. John McCain and Jeff Flake said in a joint statement Monday that agents provided good humanitarian relief and both renewed calls to pass legislation aimed at quickly deporting children.

Under a bill sponsored by the two senators, human smugglers would face harsher penalties and the number of immigration judges would increase.

A high-ranking Border Patrol official said last week the Nogales location was being phased out as the agency gets a better handle on the problem.

Nogales, a small city that borders with Mexico, last month had over 1,000 children who had been flown and bused from south Texas after border agents there became overwhelmed.

Recommended Stories

More from MIX 96.9