Pushed to the Limit by Biden’s Border Sabotage, States Must Defend Themselves
(February 18, 2022, Washington, D.C.) — The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s legal opinion that his state’s border crisis constitutes an “invasion”:
“What is happening at the southern border is without precedent in American history. President Biden has abandoned his core responsibility to ensure the integrity of our nation’s borders. Not only is illegal immigration at a record high, the magnitude of death and destruction experienced in the United States at the hands of ruthless and powerful cartels is well documented. The Biden administration has created a constitutional challenge leaving states to explore alternative solutions.
“Attorney General Brnovich’s recent legal opinion raises important constitutional questions about what powers states may invoke to defend themselves in the face of the Biden administration’s dereliction of its duty to secure our borders and protect the well-being of its citizens. We applaud his efforts and look forward to further analysis and open debate surrounding limits of state powers given the Biden administration’s abdication of its fundamental constitutional responsibilities.
“Our Constitution does not leave states defenseless when the federal government permits a cartel-led invasion that allows criminals to prey upon our nation. We hope that states continue to explore every possible measure to defend themselves. The urgency of the moment requires this. The federal government under President Biden’s leadership got us into this situation, it may very well be the states who help get us out of it.”
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