AZ Dem. Senators call immigration ‘crisis’; challenge Biden to pay for National Guard

Arizona’s Democrat Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema referred to the immigration surge as a crisis,  challenging the Biden administration to reimburse the state’s deployment of National Guard members at the southern border.

“There is a crisis at the southern border,” Kelly and Sinema said in a statement.

“As such, we request you reimburse the state of Arizona for the deployment the Governor announced yesterday to support border security and continue to increase DHS personnel who can further assist with the processing of migrants, securing the border, and executing important security missions,” the senators added.

Democrats Call Immigration a Crisis

The note of a “crisis” stood out, as Democrats have avoided calling the immigration surge a crisis in communications to media.

The two senators had earlier sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to request additional resources to assist on the border.

“While additional resources were passed in the American Rescue Plan provided by FEMA and DHS, additional personnel are needed at the border to ensure our communities are protected, and migrants are treated fairly and humanely,” they wrote.

Not Waiting for Washington

Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) announced Tuesday he intends to send 250 additional National Guard members to the Arizona southern border with Mexico.

The governor also issued a declaration of emergency over immigration. The state plans to provide up to $25 million in funding for the operation.

“The situation in our border communities is just as bad—if not worse—than the coverage we’ve been seeing,” the governor stated. “It’s become evidently clear that Arizona needs the National Guard, and the White House is aware of that.”

Ducey added, “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.”

Arizona Brigadier General Kerry L. Muehlenbeck stated, “Our guard members will tackle a wide range of tasks including medical operations, camera maintenance and monitoring, data analysis, and logistics and administrative support to local sheriffs. I am proud of the men and women of the Arizona National Guard for their commitment to serving and protecting our state.”

The state is clearly not waiting for Washington to send help. Instead, even Arizona’s Democrat Senators are seeking financial assistance from the Biden administration to respond to the problems created by changed immigration policies.

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19 Responses

  1. Send all the ILLEGALS to the WHITE HOUSE, there should be plenty of room there OR USELESS JOE, NANCY PELOSI, SCHUMER, NADLER, SCHIFF AND the other USELESS DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS CAN HOUSE SOME OF THEM TOO IF THE WHITE HOUSE GETS TOO OVERCROWDED! THEY WANT THEM HERE, THEY SHOULD BE THE ONES TO SUPPORT THEM, NOT WE THE LEGAL, TAX-PAYING PATRIOTS!

  2. Maybe it’s time to impeach Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Harris, and the rest of the dimwits in this administration. If something doesn’t change, we will see a bloody revolution that no one wants.

    1. Mark Kelly is worthless, he supports gun control and cares less about the Constitution…has absolutely NO credibility.

    2. It is past time, Biden has no idea what a President is supposed to do! All this foolishness is going to backfire on the democrats! If an illegal alien criminal gets into this country and decides to attack someone, do these nitwits think for one second that said criminal is going to ask if you are a republican or democrat before they kill you?

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  4. Now what good is it going to do with only these two individuals compalining, its going to take a real breakaway with a large number. the other dems will only take the position that these two are nuts. the real nut case resides in the white house

  5. The Biden administration will not pay for border protection, even though it is a federal responsibility….it would be an admission of a failed policy and that President Trump was correct. Watch for payment to the state in other ways though, i.e. like infrastructure. The Dems can’t afford to loose congressional votes.

  6. It’s past time to impeach and weed OUR White House of these lame brains and charge them with treason and corruption The duped immigrants should be taken to the WhiteHouse for care and encampment Adulterous Jill can serve cookies in her trashy inappropriate stockings and put out her cutesy hearts invitations to Prostitute Harris Drag Queen Michelle and Bathhouse Barry Oscuma They have all contributed to our laughing stock reputation around the world

  7. Biden/Harris are are clowns who know jack sh### about running a country & that goes for the Democrat party also. I really wish we could fire them all for doing such horrible jobs!! These are criminals who got elected fraudulently & should be in jail & digging ditches cause they ain’t got the brains God gave an ant!! They have only been in office 3 months & look at the mess this country is in. I really do not know how we will survive till 2024 or even 2022, with all the chaos & destruction they have cause in 3 months what will it look like in a year or four years!! Lord help us now please!!!

  8. Where I live, under Trump gas dropped to under $2.00 a gallon, yesterday it was $2.99.9 at most stations!

  9. Why wasn’t the military sent to the border sooner they need to send the illegals home where ever they came from if not just start shooting then the others will get the idea they are not welcome here and they will go back where they came from

  10. If you are the President of the USA you should have had a better plan for this! To top it all off after you see what a STUPID, HEARTLESS, IRRESPONSABLE MESS YOU MADE & DO NOTHING!!?? You both need to be impeached & put in jail Biden/Harris for a horrific mess & your derelict of duty & not keeping our boards safe & all the Dems. including Pelosi for calling this a challenge & not crisis caused by Biden/Harris & the Dems. Again not one of them can tell the truth!!

  11. Have you noticed how this idiot, Biden, and his leaders, Pelosis and Schumer
    have rapidly deteriorated our law enforcement programs in several of the blue
    states? This is for the weak-minded who haven’t noticed. Why is it that those
    who are leaving their positions in the police departments, are from democrat-
    controlled cities?
    Question #2: Who is most adversely affected when they cannot place a 911
    call and get immediate help from a depleted police force? Well, it sure as hell
    isn’t Maxine Waters, living in a gated community or others of her ilk who do
    not feel any concern for her constituents.

  12. I did not finish my thoughts on the above .
    In one of my thoughts, I submitted the idea that Maxine Waters caused me to give some credence to theory of evolution. I WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR THIS.
    Since visiting the Forest Park Zoo in Fort Worth, Texas, I am offering my
    apology to aged gorilla. As I watched him sitting on that structure, picking
    his nose, I couldn’t help realizing that he would be offended to think that
    Maxine Waters might be a relative. Besides, the gorilla is better looking.

  13. It seems everyone of you are right how did we elect a president and vice president with no common sense between them. Right they Cheated to win just like the other know it alls.Looks like our country is being flushed down the toilet and you knows who laughing Russia,North and South China etc.Where is Trump and our Independence. HELP!!!!!
    It’s time we as a Country stand up for ourselves and take back what is Ours.
    The question is how?

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