Feds: No, We Won't Stop Dropping Off Illegal Immigrants in Arizona

Katie Pavlich

6/9/2014 8:25:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

Last week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sent a letter to President Obama demanding inhumane drop offs of illegal immigrant women and children in 100 degree temperatures be stopped. That request was ignored and the feds have no plans to stop dumping hundreds of illegal immigrants at bus stops with a court date, hoping someday they show up again for their immigration hearing. More from CBS 5 AZ:

Andrew Wilder told CBS 5 News that reports claiming no more buses would arrive in Phoenix are inaccurate.

Wilder also confirmed that unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. in Texas were making their way to southern Arizona, and the first shipment was expected to arrive Friday.

An immigration official told CBS 5 News that 195 unaccompanied children a day are crossing the border into the U.S., and if left unchecked more than 142,000 of them would cross within the next year.

Wilder said he participated in a call with federal agencies including DHS, HHS, ICE, Border Patrol and FEMA about the transportation of immigrants into Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

"The federal government has no plans to terminate this operation any time in the immediate future," Wilder said.

"The governor is troubled about this new information today," Wilder said. "It is absolutely unconscionable this is continuing."


But despite the feds' response to Brewer's original request, she isn't backing down.

"Not only does the federal government have no plan to stop this disgraceful policy, it also has no plan to deal with the endless waves of illegal aliens once they are released here. If the Obama administration put half the effort into securing our border as it has invested to institute this operation, our state and nation would not be facing this situation. This is a crisis of the federal government's creation, and the fact that the border remains unsecure – now apparently intentionally - while this operation continues full-steam ahead is deplorable," Brewer said in a statement. "I have reached out to Federal Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson for answers. Meanwhile, I reiterate my call on President Obama to secure our southern border and terminate this operation immediately."

I would expect to see a response in some way from the Arizona State Legislature very soon.