Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, dropped the hammer on Joe Biden during a meeting with the state’s National Guard yesterday saying that it is clear that the federal government is not doing enough at the border.
“It’s clear that not enough is being done,” said Sen. Sinema. “Arizona is bearing the brunt of this crisis because of the Federal Government’s failure to address immigration issues over the last three decades.”
“We haven’t yet heard from the Biden Administration, but we continue to call on them for the urgency of the crisis we face.” We need to “create practical solutions that would disincentivize coyotes who are bringing migrants from other countries to our border,” said Sen. Sinema
She said of making more semiconductor chips here:
“You’re not just hiring high-skilled people who will work inside that factory, creating those semiconductors.
You’re also hiring construction workers who will build the facilities, but you’re also hiring more teachers, more restauranteurs, more people in the community to provide services for that facility, and for the folks who will move here to have those high-paying jobs inside a semiconductor manufacturing facility.”
From Fox 10:
Earlier in the day, during a meeting with the Arizona National Guard, Sen. Sinema also said that more needs to be done by the Federal Government to deal with the situation at the border.
Currently, at least 500 National Guard members have been sent to the Yuma and Tucson sectors to help, as local authorities are overwhelmed by the increasing number of migrants.
Sen. Sinema, who recently backed Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s deployment of the National Guard to the southern border, has introduced a bill with Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn to address the situation.
The bill would ask President Joe Biden’s administration to create regional processing centers along the border, in an effort to ensure that migrants are treated humanely, while protecting border towns from the strain on resources.
From Fox News:
Sinema, along with fellow Democrat, Sen. Mark Kelly, penned a letter to President Biden to follow up Gov. Doug Ducey’s request for the country to repay the state for having to deploy guardsmen.
Last month, Ducey declared an emergency and said he would deploy the Arizona National Guard to support local law enforcement, which would require up to $25 million in initial funding, according to a press release.
“The situation in our border communities is just as bad—if not worse—than the coverage we’ve been seeing,” he said. “It’s become evidently clear that Arizona needs the National Guard, and the White House is aware of that.
Yet, to this day, there has been no action from this administration, and it doesn’t look like they are going to act any time soon. If this administration isn’t going to do anything, then we will.”
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: 'I won't bend to pressure from either party' https://t.co/rBo2nSEqn3— Tony Davis (@tonydavis987) May 6, 2021
We’re proud to introduce legislation ensuring the federal government takes steps to address the border crisis and treat migrants fairly and humanely. https://t.co/eJo3YbMUgz— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) May 2, 2021