Once again President Barack Obama proved that he is either a bold-faced liar or has no clue what’s really happening along the US-Mexico border. Most likely he’s guilt of both, as he recently announced that our borders are more secure than ever.
His words have not set well with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. She has repeatedly invited Obama to come and tour the border with her so he can see for himself how bad the problem is, but Obama completely ignores the invitations. I wonder if he’s afraid of finding out just how bad the situation is and thus having to admit he’s been wrong?
Attending the National Governors Association meeting in Milwaukee, Brewer was interviewed by Politico and responded to Obama’s statement saying:
“It’s Jay Leno comedy every other week.”
“Arizona is the gateway, and the metrics are all wrong. We don’t even know who is coming across. We don’t know how many times they’re coming back and forth, when they’re not counting the ones that are turned back around.”
“Everybody that you talk to has different numbers: Border Patrol … Homeland Security … the sheriffs. It’s the drug cartels that we live with … the drop houses, the extortion, the sex-slavery industry, the gangs fighting one another.”
In referring to Arizona’s own immigration bill, SB 1070, Brewer said:
“How many times do people have to say, ‘secure our borders,’ and be rebuffed?”
When asked about the immigration reform bill in Congress, Brewer said that she is hoping that grassroots efforts will be sufficient to keep the House from passing the bill, adding:
“It’s not going to pass the way it came out of the Senate, and I have serious reservations if it’s going to pass in any form in the House because they’ve got the cart before the horse. We’re not going to live through 1986 once again, where President Reagan – my hero – gave amnesty and said our borders would be secured and it didn’t take. It didn’t happen.”
“Border security absolutely has to come first. That’s got to be done first because I don’t think the general public is going to support anything that’s done until the border is secured.”
“If we get the metrics and we all agree what it is that we all want, we can come to a conclusion and get it done. Then we can deal with what it is that we need to do in order to resolve all these other issues.”
I have a lot of family and friends in Arizona and none of them tell me that the border is secure and safer than ever before. Instead, I hear that thousands of illegal aliens and drug traffickers are regularly crossing the border in numerous places because Obama has done virtually nothing to secure it. Most of them feel that the Obama doesn’t want to stop illegals from crossing into the US because they are all potential Democratic voters, even if their voting is illegal. Perhaps the only way to get the border secured is to pass strict voting laws that require photo IDs and proof of citizenship in order to vote. If that gets cleaned up and it becomes impossible for the 11 million illegals to vote, then and only then will the administration make an effort to secure our border with Mexico.