Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is urging President Obama to end the “dangerous and unconscionable” policy of dumping illegal immigrants into her state.
Last week we learned that measurable of illegal immigrants were flown in or bused in from Texas by the federal government — many of whom were women and children — then left abandoned in the state of Arizona among other places. Brewer sent a scathing letter to Obama slinging a string of criticisms, including not notifying her administration and posing a serious of questions regarding the cruel policy.
“Media reports indicate that many of the illegal aliens that DHS is releasing into Arizona from Texas are women, children, and unaccompanied juveniles,” Brewer wrote. “The reports also indicate that DHS has abandoned these individuals at the bus stations without any food, water or basic necessities.”
For all of the talk about Democratic compassion toward illegal immigrants, it was the Republican Governor Jan Brewer who made the moral case against policies that ignore, sweep under the rug or encourage illegal immigration.
“I remind you that the daytime temperatures in Arizona during this time of year are regularly more than 100 degrees,” she added. “Consequently, this federal operation seems to place expediency over basic humanitarian concerns.”
“This unwarranted operation is another disturbing example of a deliberate failure to enforce border security policies and repair a broken immigration system,” she wrote.
Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar on Monday wrote to the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requesting they launch an official investigation into the Obama administration’s policy. Unless addressed, excluding amnesty disguised as “a pathway to citizenship,” the problems are likely to get even worse.
The prominent argument among supporters of immigration reform, or rather amnesty, is that social welfare services won’t be stressed much more because the number of illegal immigrants entering the country will not increase. But the latest data show the number of apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley has skyrocketed once again in recent years, with south Texas now acting as the main border crossing for illegal immigrants along the southwest border with Mexico.
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector apprehended 154,453 immigrants last year — up from 97,762 the previous year. Further, there has been a surge of children, who either are without parents equipped to care for them or any parents, altogether.
Most of the families brought from Texas and abandoned in Arizona — on Obama’s order — have been dumped off by the busload at stations in Phoenix and Tucson. However, they have also been abandoned in New York and Maryland, as well.