(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Arizona recently passed a law committing the state to spending hundreds of millions of dollars to secure the country with a border wall, since President Joe Biden seems determined to allow his failing immigration policies to create havoc.
The new law allocates more than $300 million in funds to protecting residents from illegal immigration and the associated drug influx, reported the Washington Times.
In addition to funding a border wall, the spending will also cover 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.
Unfortunately for the state, much of the border is on federal land, which limits how much Arizona can do to defend itself when Washington refuses.
Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey noted that many problems facing the state are directly connected to the policies of Biden, who is responsible for “the worst border crisis in over 20 years.”
He also noted the devastation that Arizonans have faced due to the influx of drugs and illegal migrants in the state.
“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.”
In his view, the state has thus far done what it could, but responsibility of securing the border falls on Washington.
“Ultimately, however, securing our border is the responsibility of the federal government,” Ducey said.
“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.”