Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that sends hundreds of millions of dollars to build a border wall on the state’s border with Mexico.
The Daily Wire reports:
The legislation directs $335 million in state cash “to construct and maintain a border fence, purchase or install border security technologies, and to pay associated administrative costs,” the governor’s office said.
“The state budget’s border funding contains $209 million in funding for border-related enforcement,” the Associated Press reported. “That includes a new jail in Cochise County and payments for local prosecutors and transportation. It also has $45 million for emergency operations and ‘fusion’ centers and $54 million in cash for local sheriff’s offices.”
Gov. Ducey pointed to Biden’s mishandling of the border during remarks announcing the allocated funds.
“I’ve been outspoken about the impact this crisis has on Arizonans, our communities and migrants,” Ducey said in a letter. “We’ve taken numerous steps to help resolve the chaos, including deploying the Arizona National Guard, signing legislation to address human smuggling and transporting migrants on a voluntary basis to Washington, D.C. Ultimately, however, securing our border is the responsibility of the federal government… With this investment, we are giving our law enforcement professionals another critical resource they need to successfully do their jobs. We are standing up for the rule of law, and we are cementing Arizona’s commitment to securing our state and our entire nation.”
FANTASIC! About dam time states quite sucking off the federal dictators and protect themselves. New Mexico is a “Safe Refuge” state, and the crimes is off the scale. They kill people every day and very little makes the news. Gangs, drugs, drive byes, shooting and all the rest of the BS. Most of it is illegals stealing, drug deals. Our Latino governor welcomes them here like we need to care for them all when we can’t care for the legal ones we got. Albuquerque has killings every day. Many people are getting out of there. My sister retired from Kirkland AFB and moved to a gated area in Phoenix because of the crime. Many others are too. I wouldn’t even visit ALBQ. Texas and California need to do the same.
The demo rats keep saying we need workers, OK, tell me how zillions of women with little kids are going to do anything but drain welfare? I understand they want a better life, but we cannot take care of the entire world. We are drowning in this BS. What’s happening in Europe is going to happen here. Then What?