By Terri Jo Neff
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has initiated several legal maneuvers focused on forcing the Biden Administration to address the immigration crisis impacting Arizona. On Tuesday, he stepped away from the lawbooks and expressed his opinion about how Arizonans are being treated.
“America is a big generous country but what makes this country great is we have a Constitution and a Rule of Law,” Brnovich said. “And that means there is a process -there’s an orderly process- and what the Biden Administration has done is created chaos. They’ve made Arizona like a petri dish.”
To Brnovich, it appears President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris “don’t give a damn” about the financial impact to Arizona from thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the border every month. And he suggested they have given Arizonans “the middle finger, essentially” as Harris visited Guatemala this week to pledge U.S. taxpayer money to that country.
Brnovich also discussed the decision by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to use a former Homewood Suites by Hilton in Scottsdale as a 72-hour Emergency Family Staging Center for asylum seeking families.
“It is absolutely unconscionable what the Biden Administration is doing,” he said about the Scottsdale plan, noting the hotel is one block from a school and in the middle of a neighborhood. “It frustrates me that more people aren’t sounding the alarms or joining us in all of our lawsuits.
Brnovich highlighted the fact the Biden Administration has 1.2 million people on deportation lists but has implemented a policy of no deportations, which is another topic the attorney general is litigating. The new policy allows immigrants with criminal histories to walk free in Arizona without supervision.
And, Brnovich added, federal authorities are refusing to take custody of immigrants as they complete their state prison sentences. Many have been convicted of serious crimes like arson and rape.
The fundamental problem, according to Brnovich, is that the Biden Administration “has incentivized and legalized illegal immigration” and is now monetizing immigration, not only for immigrants but also the Cartels. “We know that the Cartels are taking advantage of the situation,” he said.