Arizona’s attorney general on Tuesday urged the state’s two senators to push for greater federal funding for the state to deal with the surge in migration at the southern border — including more funding for the National Guard, as well as tougher interior enforcement.
“Our office is doing everything it can to protect Arizonans during this rapidly escalating humanitarian and public safety crisis at our southern border,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich wrote to Democratic Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema. “While our nation has faced migrant surges in the past — this is the worst it has been in more than twenty years.”
Arizona has been one of the states hardest hit by the crisis at the southern border, which has escalated in recent months and saw more than 178,000 migrant encounters in April alone.
Brnovich requests additional State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funding, saying that only 7 percent of the approximately $19 million in costs related to criminal illegal immigrants were