Mayor D.C. visit

Mayor Arturo Garino, seated at table, second from left in the foreground, listens to Alan Bersin, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, during a meeting Friday at the Harry S. Truman room of the White House.

Photo courtesy of NDN.

Mayor Arturo Garino says his two-day visit last week to Washington, D.C. - part of an ongoing White House-sponsored program featuring community leaders from across the country - served as an eye-opener for the Obama Administration.

Garino said he told administration officials that additional government investment at Arizona's ports of entry and a stronger trade relationship between U.S. and Mexico could play a crucial role in the future of Nogales and the nation.

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