**Written by Doug Powers
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sent a letter (PDF) to John Boehner and Harry Reid imploring them to do something about the Obama administration’s open door policy at the border that’a already turned multiple U.S. military bases into holding pens:
Our country is in the midst of a crisis manufactured by President Obama and his administration’s refusal to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. As a result, thousands of people from Central America – including unaccompanied children – are flooding into the United States and not
fleeing from, but surrendering to, United States Border Patrol officials.
By the Obama administration’s own estimation, 230,000 unaccompanied alien minors are expected to cross thiough the Rio Grande Sector by the end of next year. It has become clear that the administration has encouraged this massive influx and intends to continue ignoring the states’ calls to end this policy. Furthermore, it is indisputably evident that our border is not secure and is hardly “more secure than ever.” Consequently, if Border Patrol is overwhelmed, what consideration is being given- and what is being done- to determine if any of these illegal aliens have criminal histories or gang affiliations? For example, we know that MS-13, one of the world’s most notorious international gangs, has strong ties to several of the Central American countries from which these aliens are arriving. The administration’s refusal to properly verify that violent criminals are not among those entering the United States shows an alarming lack of concern for our homeland’s security. As a nation, we cannot sit back and allow this policy to continue.
The Obama administration is not forthcoming with answers. As congressional leaders, you have the ability to take action, get answers and stop the lawlessness that is unfolding. On behalf of the
State of Arizona, I ask you to do so.
It won’t be surprising if Eric Holder now launches an investigation… against Brewer for “attempting to disenfranchise future
Democrat voters,” or some such allegation.
As for Harry Reid, Brewer might as well have also asked him to overturn Obamacare.
**Written by Doug Powers
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