The letter below, from Governor Brewer of the state of Arizona, is appearing in PDF formats all over the intertubes. This is a reformatted version, sans the state seal and such.
Governor Brewer asks President Obama to explain why hundreds, if not thousands, of destitute illegal aliens are being dropped into Arizona cities without so much as a by-your-leave to state officials. At the very least it is inhumane and reckless, given the climate in Arizona.
The governor follows up on page 2 with a list of specific inquiries about these dumpings.
As necessary as it was for her to write it, Obama probably won’t answer Governor Brewer’s letter, but if you were a fly on the wall, you’d probably hear him say, as he has in the past, “I won.”
And indeed he did win. Too bad the American people are the losers here. Yet again.
This reminds me of a book I read a long time ago about spousal abuse. It was one of the first of the popular academic treatises that would be written on family violence. The second chapter, in which the authors explained the why of men beating their wives, was titled simply “Because He Can”. (Now of course in these days of equality, men come in for their share of the slaps and shoves from their mates.)
As for Obama and his traducing of the Constitution, his contempt for the electorate, the endless scandals of his administration, etc., one can only ask, “Feeling abused yet?”
Arizona Executive Office
June 2, 2014
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
I write regarding media reports that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is transporting hundreds, and potentially thousands, of illegal aliens from the south Texas border and releasing them at bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix.
As Governor of Arizona, I am deeply concerned about this troubling policy and the adverse impact on the illegal aliens, as well as to Arizona. It is especially disconcerting that DHS instituted this operation without any notification to my office, the Arizona Department of Public Safety or the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. We instead learned of this action from the news media.
Our nation and the State of Arizona face significant challenges stemming from your administration’s refusal to carry out its responsibility to secure our country’s southern border. State and local governments, law enforcement agencies, health care providers and non- profit organizations are all stretched to the breaking point attempting to manage the enormity of these challenges. By systematically transporting and releasing more illegal aliens into Arizona, your administration will exacerbate this problem.
This unwarranted operation is another disturbing example of a deliberate failure to enforce border security policies and repair a broken immigration system. Media reports indicate that many of the illegal aliens that DHS is releasing into Arizona from Texas are women, children, and unaccompanied juveniles. The reports also indicate that DHS has abandoned these individuals at the bus stations without any food, water or basic necessities. I remind you that the daytime temperatures in Arizona during this time of year are regularly more than 100 degrees. Consequently, this federal operation seems to place expediency over basic humanitarian concerns. The federal government should not shirk its lawful responsibility to care for and properly process these individuals…
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So that the citizens of our country may fully understand the scope and goal of this operation, I ask that your administration provide answers to me regarding the following questions:
|1.||Who authorized this policy, and why has the federal government selected Arizona as the target?|
|2.||When was the policy initiated, and how much longer is the operation expected to proceed?|
|3.||How many aliens have been transported from other states to Arizona and released through this operation?|
|4.||How many aliens have designated Arizona as their ultimate destination?|
|5.||How many aliens are designated as a “family unit,” and how many have been designated as “unaccompanied juveniles?”|
|6.||What does the federal government know about the backgrounds and histories of the aliens being transported and released in Arizona?|
|7.||What proactive steps is DHS or any other federal agency undertaking to establish emergency housing/detention space to properly process those aliens?|
|8.||What has caused this massive influx of illegal aliens such that federal operations in Texas are unable to handle the processing of these individuals?|
|9.||What is being done to secure the border in Texas to prevent the continued illegal crossings that have “forced” the federal government to transport illegal aliens from Texas and release them in Arizona?
In closing, I urge you to end this dangerous and unconscionable policy immediately, and instead take actions to fulfill the federal government’s fundamental responsibility of protecting our homeland by securing our nation’s borders.
Janice K. Brewer
cc: The Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
The Honorable John Boehner, U.S. Speaker of the House
House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte
Arizona Congressional Delegation
This protocol, “Dump and Run”, is similar to the procedures over-populated mental hospitals use to “discharge” patients. The staff buys a one-way bus ticket to a destination the patient may be suspected to have come from originally. And this geographic cure for the institutions’ over-population problem becomes a headache for those on the receiving end. Nevada, the center for legalized gambling, prostitution, etc., ends up having to take in the losers and the distraught when they’re down and out. So their solution? “Just get on the bus, Gus.”
No, Nevada is not going to give up the lucrative business model they have in place. Nor are they going to require a surcharge on these establishments in order to be able to humanely treat the losers who litter the landscape after all their money has been vacuumed out of their pockets.
Harry Reid is one of Nevada’s senators and a very powerful man is he. “Harry The Horrible” rules with an iron fist and his rule does not include benign or adequate treatment for the vulnerables which hellholes like Vegas and Reno inevitably attract. The cost of doing business does not include help for the sad folks who end up down and out and full of fear and loathing in Nevada.
Hat tip: AS, Israel