Three City Council Members Issue Statement of Solidarity with Nogales, Arizona on Border Issue

Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik, Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5), and Ward 1 City Council Member Regina Romero announced today that they are in full support of the Feb. 5 vote taken by the Nogales Mayor and Council calling for the removal of the concertina wire that has been placed along the border fencing running through downtown Nogales.

"The City of Tucson joins Nogales in embracing the cultural heritage we share with Mexico," the three said in the memo of support. "We similarly join the citizens of Nogales in recognizing the economic importance of maintaining cross-border commercial ties. And we join our colleagues on the Nogales City Council in condemning the actions of the Trump administration that are sending a clear message of division and fear between our communities and our neighbors in Sonora."