Janet Napolitano vetoed a third straight legislative attempt to address illegal immigration. After ignoring border security for years and vetoing measure after measure, her excuse now — this bill wasn’t tough enough! What a joke. Here was my statement for the media:
Janet Napolitano has once again demonstrated she cannot be trusted to secure our border. More than 5 million illegal crossings have occurred on her watch and she has sat back and done nothing.
No matter how many border photo-ops she produces in this election year, today’s veto proves once again she is not serious about halting illegal immigration.
Today I am returning from a two-day, fact-finding trip at the border. The bottom line is this – as a practical matter, nearly five years after 9-11, our border remains wide open. This is unacceptable. It’s time for a change.