Governor-elect Katie Hobbs, a Democrat from Arizona, stated on Tuesday that she does not believe the Biden administration is “doing enough” to address the situation at the southern border.
According to Hobbs, her state suffered “the brunt of decades of inaction from both parties in Washington,” according to “HEADLINESFOREVER This Morning.”
“Real action on immigration reform is required. Hobbs argued that “real border security is needed” before accusing her predecessor, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, of engaging in “political stunts at the expense of taxpayer dollars” by ordering workers to begin stacking shipping containers along parts of the border in August.
Discussing her border plan with President Joe Biden is one of the issues at the top of Hobbs’ agenda, who is currently Arizona’s secretary of state. “I’ve stated that I believe they could be doing more. They should come and see for themselves the kind of assistance and relief that the people in these communities require from the federal government, Hobbs said.
Her criticism comes as the Biden administration struggles to deal with an influx of migrants from countries like Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua who have been arriving at the US-Mexico border in recent months.
The governor-elect, who defeated Trump-backed Kari Lake by roughly 17,000 votes, also addressed her former rival, who frequently made false claims about the election.
“They need to stop using false allegations and this kind of political hyperbole. Because these so-called political leaders are misleading a large number of people in Arizona and across the nation. And their rhetoric needs to stop because it is dangerous and provokes violence and threats.