AZ governor reacts to new WH policy on illegal immigrants
Gov. Brewer: It's just 'backdoor amnesty'
- Duration 8:46
- Date Jun 15, 2012
Gov. Brewer: It's just 'backdoor amnesty'
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Why would you -- I didn't speak.
That's what your critics already calling a backdoor amnesty the president says he is doing what is good for America.
Announcing -- immediate halt to the deportation of some young illegals now for the first time.
Since his announcement the governor of Arizona Jan Brewer.
Who's no stranger to taking the president on.
Is about to do it all over again here -- only here.
Welcome everybody I'm Neil Cavuto and it's surprising Friday the president just outlining a plan to stop -- -- younger illegals.
And Grantham work permits the decision will affect upwards of 800000 illegals brought to this country before the age of sixteen who have lived in this country.
Where at least five years have no criminal history.
Now we're gonna -- -- political fallout from all of this with governor Mitt Romney his official response coming shortly but first on fox to a person who's -- Center of what she calls the embassy storm.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer governor what do you make -- -- Well it was interesting surprise this morning waking up to this -- news.
And you know I believe that it it's certainly.
Attack if you will on senate built -- seventy.
Certainly adds something that.
We have fought long and hard for and it doesn't you know I will we keep whining into -- dress.
The issue of securing our borders and to do this in in my opinion.
Is -- backdoor amnesty.
All right so it it sounds like you found out when the rest of us to -- there was no heads up call yet from anyone in the White House and into.
Now nothing nothing.
What do you think of the fact you know these are the children of illegal immigrants who have done nothing wrong themselves.
And that they'd been sort of caught up in this -- what do you make of the president's position on.
Well you know it's a difficult decision is a difficult situation that we are in in America because our borders have been secured.
And this is added that it is the result of it.
But you know we need to get our borders secured and then we can deal with all those other issues but up until that time.
You know I.
What are we spoke to do I'm in America are the United States has been the most favorable.
-- plays to immigrate to UN you know -- around the world and our nation was built on an immigration.
But we need legal immigration and now you know.
-- backdoor amnesty for almost -- 100000 -- was nearly a million more people.
When our economy is down.
You know people are -- -- pressed to find jobs.
And now we're going to give the documentation.
-- worked -- -- documentation.
To almost nearly a million more people to compete in our economy.
Is that fair is that fair.
To go to the legal.
-- citizens of our country.
Do you think what the White House is saying is it fair to d.s children of illegals.
To be victimized to hide in the shadows -- after all it's 800000 it's not the Tony some -- Million illegals or reportedly -- -- here.
And maybe more than that -- you know these numbers better than I -- and that this is really fine tuning institute really clear cases.
Of kids -- young adults who.
Have nothing to do what -- having done a crime themselves.
There -- the only ones eligible for this would be those who had no no criminal record whatsoever.
So this is a very fine tuned approach you don't buy that.
Well -- you know it's difficult is very difficult because we know that a lot of those children.
Were brought over here at a very very young age but you know I still maintain -- we are nation of laws and believe in the rule of law.
I you know I know we're gonna have to address that issue and I think that you know some of them really excel in their education and then in their businesses.
But the bottom line is is that we believe in the rule of law and until we get our borders secured.
Is gonna continue its not gonna stop now I would imagine that that it would be making a big run for the border.
Not to mention the additional cost of the bombing health care now we've got people here that are gonna qualify probably.
For a -- health care what is that due to the states now we're gonna have a larger much larger.
-- to have to deliver health care services to.
In Arizona already spends one point seven billion dollars.
A year on illegal immigration.
All I've asked all along you know.
Was -- have our borders secured and then collectively together have been we can sit down table and solve some of these other issues but in the meantime.
We are the recipients of a bearing the cost where -- recipients of the open borders within recipients of the drug cartels.
I don't and we are the gateway to America.
And to drop they have brought this on Friday when there's a good possibility this and it built and seventy.
Is -- the Supreme Court will be issuing their.
-- decision on Monday.
You know they preempting everything.
If they they say they have to -- well no because he questioned the timing of all of this -- this became.
-- heated discussion with one particular reporter at that today's announcement featuring the president wanted to respond to this government.
Can't answer to your question -- And the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question.
Is this is the right thing to do for the American people -- -- I didn't I did ask for an argument I'm answering your question.
It is the right thing to do for the American people and here.
Why why why.
It was a daily caller -- reporter what did you think of that and how did you think the president him live -- and got back to saying it's the right thing to do.
Well I believe it is a distraction to our mission.
And I believe that it was probably an appropriate maybe Ferreira.
A reporter to act that way.
But I yeah I believe everything that is done today.
In regards to his delivery of this bombshell if you will.
Has been in total total -- you think that -- -- wish it was inappropriate for the reporter to act as he was.
You know I was asked that earlier today and I you know at first I was a little cavalier and I says well you now.
The bottom line is is it happens to be all the time -- get used to it.
It's not communities that I guess it's for other -- -- in that regard.
Sometimes -- press are.
A kind of aggressive and we and we tolerated -- That's -- I artists -- do you guys just don't flip over us like got to sometimes I commend him quite well governor now I wanna know where we go with this I mean the argument has always been.
You can't -- -- you one million whatever that number is and that's all over the map.
-- -- back to Mexico wherever so there's got to be a way of taking at least some of them particularly maybe the kids.
Of some of them and and and and and allowing it -- there to be it -- John McCain once put it a path to citizenship if this path isn't the way governor.
-- -- Well you know this might be the path down the road that it's not the path at this time.
Our mission right now is to get control of our borders to stop this illegal immigration.
And then we can all come together and we ought to be able to come up and find a solution that up until that time.
Even my president whom -- -- a role model for me.
You know he promised to -- secure the borders when he gave amnesty.
And he didn't do it until today we are still fighting this same issue are you and I like this governor -- -- you can do and there's a clear honest order.
What are you gonna do when I don't know I'm I'm.
You know this is breaking news.
I had done everything that I could do and I will continue to do everything that I can do in the future.
I can get our borders secure because that is the root of the problem.
We have no I understand it under about it -- -- -- is saying this guy's apartment he's free to go leave Malone don't have salaam.
The governor Jan Brewer and Arizona is gonna say what.
I don't know if the people of America doesn't -- you know doesn't I would -- can -- -- I get a lawful American citizens of America.
Of the United States are they going to sit back and say that the rule of law is no longer important and if he's allowed to do this.
Under the guise of Homeland Security rules and policies what more can he do to us.
Our governor brewer thank -- -- -- -- necessities you know.
And you know I mean this is the problem when they sat down a stab at what what what more are they gonna do to us okay and they can do anything thank you governor there are very much by the way we are.