Gov. Brewer: Obama Avoids Real Border Issues

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 05:16 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says state governors have been at the forefront of those pushing for immigration reform and it is inconceivable President Barack Obama did not invite any of them to Tuesday’s White House conclave on critical border-safety issues.
 
“I did not get an invite — you would have thought one of the governors would have been invited since we are on the frontlines fighting for security,” Brewer told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Tuesday.” It was a little bit of a snub, if you will. I think that on behalf of myself, I think I could have added insight to the situation that Arizona certainly is facing.

“I believe I, and [Texas Gov.] Rick Perry, and certainly the governors on the border, have been leading the fight — we’ve been bringing the message to America,” Brewer continued. “And I think that we should have been afforded that opportunity to be at the table to help him understand the situation that we want straightened out.”

Brewer told Van Susteren she was not even aware the meeting was scheduled and significant issues were not addressed.

“I think they are looking to try to talk about amnesty and all these other issues,” Brewer said. “None of these things in my opinion are going to take place until we get our borders secured — I don’t think the American people want to address anything until we feel secure. Our citizens need to feel secure in their homes — it just continues to grow with the issue of people coming across our borders illegally.

“The bottom line is that he has a different agenda than what the American people have,” she continued. “Unfortunately, we keep talking and we keep contacting him with our concerns — really no response, no concern. Of course, now we are in the election period so we now he’s going to be standing up and talking about he’s going to do this and that.

“He’s had two years to deliver what he promised two years ago and hasn’t delivered.”

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