For years Arizona sought Washington solutions to illegal immigration. The state finally acted unilaterally because the federal government failed to respond to the growing border crisis.
Now, Washington’s belated response wastes money and does nothing to address the broken border.
President Obama’s finally agreed to meet with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday.
During the 30-minute discussion, Brewer refused to back down from implementing the state’s new illegal immigration law. While Brewer stood firm, the President conceded that the “majority” of the 1,200 National Guard troops he decided to send to the border will go to Arizona.
Even if it gets the Arizona the majority of the new resources, the state will share the President’s token election-year response of troops and $500 million dollars with Texas, New Mexico and California.