Gov. Brewer: Meeting with President Obama 'positive'

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer briefly met with President Barack Obama when he landed Tuesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Obama arrived shortly before noon and was also greeted by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who handed him a letter from "Dreamer" Tony Valdovinos.

He is among the 300,000 young people who are now able to work in the United States as a result of the Obama administration's "deferred action" initiative.

In the letter, Valdovinos thanked Obama for helping people like him live without fear for the first time in his life and turning "Dreamers" into achievers.

Soon after Obama left, Brewer tweeted, "Met with @BarackObama this morning about federal assistance for the #YarnellFire, he assured me he would look into it. Meeting was positive."

Brewer's spokesman Andrew Wilder said Brewer jokingly thanked Obama for bringing rain.

Brewer also told him she appreciated the kind words during the phone conversation they had following the Yarnell Hill Fire.

She then thanked Obama for sending Vice President Joe Biden to the memorial, her spokesman said.

When she asked about the status of the Disaster Declaration for the fire to free up federal emergency funds, Obama said it is a process but will look into it.

Obama left the airport for Erickson Construction in Chandler to tour the facility.

He then visited Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee to speak about housing and the economy.

Read Brewer's official statement on the President's on abc15.com

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