Friday, June 25, 2010

If you thought Arizona governor Jan Brewer was a polarizing figure before...

...imagine what you are going to think of her now.

The Arizona governor has suggested on more than one occasion this month that most illegal immigrants entering this country are "drug mules."

A professor at the University of Arizona has made a valid point -- if Gov. Brewer cannot provide evidence to support the claim, she should apologize for her comments.

Gov. Brewer also has challenged the White House for its commitment to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

Ms. Brewer should consider if she is using her political rhetoric wisely. While she is likely to resonate with voters in asking that more be done to combat the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States, she does nothing to bolster her credentials as a firm political leader by making statements about illegals that appear impossible to validate.

2 comments:

Connie Davies said...

Please come and spend a week in Southern Arizona and see what we see every day. It is flat dangerous and I have lived here for most of the last 30 years. The violence is spilling over everywhere and much of it is from the Drug Cartels. When major parts of the city are off limits (for safety) even in the mornings something is way wrong.

Yvette said...

Connie; my family hails from Ajo. Granted, I do not spend significant time there, but I do know that not everyone in Southern Arizona is of the same mind around immigration.

I agree with you that there is, indeed, a problem with illegal border crossing in Southern Arizona (and I do think most in Southern AZ would agree with that), but that doesn't invalidate Anthony's point that the Governor is making assertions that she cannot validate.