Governor Jan Brewer is taking the immigration fight straight to President Obama. Upset with the federal government’s inaction on combating illegal immigration, the Arizona governor has made a campaign ad that addresses the President directly. “Washington is broken Mr. President,” the governor says. “Do your job. Secure our borders.”
In the ad, Brewer poses next to newly erected signs near the Arizona border which read “Danger – Public Warning, Travel Not Recommended.”
The governor claims that the federal government created the signs as a response to her meeting with President Obama. “Two weeks ago I met with President Obama. He promised that we would get word from his administration,” Brewer says. “Well, we finally got the message: these signs.”
However, the Bureau of Land Management said that the signs were erected at the suggestion of local rangers who were concerned about the increase in drug violence, according to KPHO.
In addition, the White House has detailed a plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the US Mexico border, with 524 going directly to Arizona. Brewer has requested 6,000 National Guard troops stationed along the border.
The governor, who recently passed a controversial anti-immigration bill, is up for reelection in the fall.