[Guest post by DRJ]
Two weeks ago today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer met with President Obama in the Oval Office. The talked cordially but without reaching an agreement on immigration and the new Arizona law. Afterward, Brewer noted that Obama discussed sending more federal resources to the border:
“Brewer said Obama agreed to send staffers to Arizona “in a couple of weeks” to discuss using more federal resources to tighten the border, including allocating 1,200 National Guard troops and $500 million more in funds for border protection and law enforcement.
“He assured us that the majority of those resources would be coming to Arizona,” Brewer said.”
Apparently that was wishful thinking because it’s been two weeks and all the Obama Administration has done is close a federal wildlife area on the Arizona-Mexico border and make clear its intention to sue Arizona (via Hillary Clinton, who says “everyone” is committed to immigration reform). Everyone is committed if by “everyone” Hillary Clinton means 34% of Americans, because that’s how many people agree with Obama’s views on immigration.
And those resources and staffers Obama said he would send to Arizona? Sounds like they are more likely to be lawyers than security for the border.