Gov. Brewer sends president a letter regarding reports that undocumented immigrants released in AZ

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer sent President Obama a letter Monday regarding her concerns about reports of the transportation of undocumented immigrants to Arizona .

According to her office, Gov. Brewer is worried about the women and children being released in Arizona who are exposed to high temperatures with no food or water.

According to the governor, media reports say that hundreds or thousands of immigrants from south Texas are being transported to bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix.

In her letter, Gov. Brewer said it is "especially disconcerting that (the United States Department of Homeland Security) instituted this operation without any notification to my office, the Arizona Department of Public Safety or the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. We instead learned of this action from the news media."

Read the full letter .

In addition to "humanitarian concerns," Gov. Brewer asked President Obama to provide answers to other questions as to why the action was put in place and why Texas reportedly can't process the individuals.

Gov. Brewer is hoping the president will focus more on securing the country's borders instead of "releasing more (undocumented immigrants) into Arizona" which will make problems worse.

According to the Associated Press, Rio Grande Valley agents flew hundreds of immigrants to Tucson to be processed after they experienced a "surge in families and children crossing into Texas."

The individuals were then reportedly dropped off at bus locations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Some humanitarian groups have provided food, diapers and medical care to those left without necessities, according to the Associated Press.

 

 

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