Brewer: Border not Secure, Drug Cartels 'Ready to Come Across'

Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 07:32 AM

By Matthew Auerbach

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Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz., says she has first-hand evidence Mexican drug cartels are on the verge of breaching her state’s border.

“I was just down there last week,” Brewer said in an interview on Fox News.

“I was with the National Guard. I was in a Blackhawk. I saw them on the other side, the drug cartels, ready to come across in the middle of the night. It is not secure.”

Brewer said the border is not secure, the fences aren’t completed and there isn’t enough law enforcement on the ground.

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Brewer says any immigration reform legislation will stall until the situation is rectified.

“The ranchers will tell you, if you sit down and talk to them, that they’re fearful, that the border patrol is too far north,” she said.

“They need to get closer to the border because they let them go so far, and then they just sort of blend in, and they’re destroying their land and destroying their cattle, they’re destroying their water.

They’re frustrated. And I believe that until the ranchers, law enforcement, is satisfied and they tell us that this border is secured, there’s not going to be a whole lot of movement.”







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