Arizona may sue Feds for dumping illegal aliens
The state of Arizona is considering legal action against the federal government for dumping thousands of illegal aliens into the state - in many cases, dropping them off at a bus station and letting them go.
The state claims the Feds gave them no warning of the dumping and didn't even ask permission to do so.
Arizona officials are threatening legal action to stop the Obama administration from moving hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Texas to their state after a surge of illegal border crossings swamped immigration officials in the Rio Grande Valley.
The U.S. Border Patrol has acknowledged flying hundreds of migrants from Texas to Tucson and Phoenix, where many have been dropped off at Greyhound bus stations. Last week, immigration agencies began sending hundreds of undocumented minors apprehended while crossing the border to a holding facility in Nogales.
Arizona officials say they were not notified before the transports began.
In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne (R) insisted the department’s border security units stop the transports.
“These aliens are not being transported for the purposes of detaining them in a federal facility located in Arizona. Rather, DHS is inexplicably moving them some 1200 miles and simply releasing them here (outdoors in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees) rather than in Texas,” Horne wrote [pdf].
Arizona state law prevents Horne from bringing suit against the federal government directly, but he could find someone else to sue.
Critics of the facilities where minors are held, ranging from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to the American Civil Liberties Union, have demanded access to assess conditions they say are substandard. McCain on Thursday called for Customs and Porter Patrol to allow media access to the Nogales Processing Center.
The Feds fly the illegal aliens from Texas to Arizona just to let them go? And warehousing the illegal alien minors while sticking the state with part of the bill?
Lots of questions and no answers forthcoming from Washington. Border patrol agents are livid over the Mexican gang members who are coming across the border. Why let them in? No effort is being made to get Central American countries to do anything to stop the flood of children coming here.
There is a strange quiesence about this tidal wave of kids coming here, almost as if the government has better things to do than protect the border. There's little sense of urgency from the president on down. And besides McCain and Flake crying for help, there isn't much urgency in Congress either.
Instead of working to stop the migration, the government is trying to figure out ways to handle more illegals.
What has to happen for the Feds to wake up?