As the Senate moves to consider the “Gang of 8” immigration reform bill, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is calling on the federal government to do more to secure her state’s border, which she refers to as “the gateway for the criminal element."
Brewer says the federal government has given increased security resources, ranging from electronic surveillance to fencing, to other border states, while ignoring such requests for Arizona.
“We don't understand why the federal government will do that for other states, but they refuse to do it in Arizona,” Brewer says in an interview with ABC's Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila. “I am not going to sit back and be the governor of the state of Arizona and not make a position for Arizona to the federal government that our border needs to be secured. It's as simple as that.”
The "Gang of 8" bill now before the Senate promises to provide more resources for border security, if passed, but Brewer says she won't be supportive of theRead More »from Gov. Brewer: Federal government not doing enough to secure Arizona’s border