Brewer's plan moves Guardsmen to border


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Aug 22, 2009
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PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled her border-security plan Thursday, one that consists largely of moving around funding for existing National Guard units and providing one-time grants for local law enforcement.

Brewer also railed against the Obama administration for failing to do more.

In a press conference at the state's National Guard headquarters, Brewer said it is the not the job of state government to secure the border.

"But we have no other choice," she said. "Those who have failed to protect us have shown only weakness and delay."

She said President Obama and his top officials have "simply turned a blind eye to the issues that Arizona is being overrun by illegal immigration, terrorizing the citizens."

"No matter the cost, no matter the sacrifice, we cannot shirk government's principal responsibilities to the citizens we serve to provide safety and security," she said.

But Brewer, citing the condition of the state budget, said there actually is only so much the state can do on its own.

Brewer's plan moves Guardsmen to border

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