WASHINGTON— This week Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a joint letter with Texas Governor Greg Abbot calling on other states to send law enforcement personnel and resources to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
“For four years, Governor Ducey was Trump’s willing cheerleader as the former president created a humanitarian crisis at the border, dismantled our legal asylum system, continued to militarize our border, and engaged in rampant human rights abuses. Where was his outrage then?
“President Biden has taken real steps to manage the border, improve the intake and processing of asylum seekers, and designated federal funds to reimburse local stakeholders helping asylum seekers. If Governor Ducey wanted to take real action, he’d stop his baseless political posturing, stop scapegoating asylum seekers, and instead work with the Biden Administration to better manage the border.”