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Brewer Criticizes Obama Administration on Immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had harsh words for President Obama on his immigration policy, accusing him of not doing enough to secure Arizona’s border, which she called the “gateway” for illegal immigrants and crime from Mexico to enter the United States.

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Brewer said that California and Texas had done a good job of securing their borders with federal help, but that the government had failed in Arizona.

 

"No, they don't want to secure our borders, or they would secure our borders," Brewer said of the Obama Administration.

"Instead what do they do? They send guns [...] to the cartels and then they don't track them," Brewer added, in reference to the botched federal operation known as Fast and Furious.

Brewer’s statements come just weeks after a tense interaction between Brewer and Obama on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport, during which Brewer could be seen wagging her finger at the president. Some have accused her of disrespecting the office, a claim that has gained traction since she declined to attend tonight's dinner for the National Governors Association at the White House.

 

"I am a governor. I've got priorities," she said of her decision not to attend tonight's event, explaining she had other commitments.

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