Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is once again calling for more border enforcement, despite data suggesting both violent crime and illegal immigration have dropped in the area.
Ahead of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night, the immigration hardliner visited Arizona’s southern border to meet with ranchers and Border Patrol agents.
“It’s pretty obvious that Arizona once again is a gateway for the drug cartels,” Brewer told reporters after taking an aerial tour of the border on a Black-Hawk helicopter, the Los Angeles Times reports. Executive Vice President of the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association Patrick Bay echoed the sentiment, telling the Associated Press: “We definitely don’t feel the border is safe at this time.”
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