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Arizona Gov. Ducey: Kamala Harris is the ‘worst possible choice’ to fix border crisis

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey slammed Vice President Kamala Harris after learning that President Joe Biden was tapping Harris to oversee the effort to resolve the border crisis.

Ducey said Harris is “the worst possible choice” to lead the efforts and added that Harris just “flat out” doesn’t care about the border crisis.

“At no point in her career has [Harris] given any indication that she considers the border a problem or a serious threat,” Ducey told reporters Wednesday in Tucson.

“If President Biden’s intent was to show that he’s taking this issue seriously, he’s really done the exact opposite,” Ducey said, adding that the president had “completely trivialized the issue by putting someone in charge who flat out just doesn’t care.”

The Republican governor’s comments came hours after Biden tapped Harris to be the point person on the administration’s talks with Mexico and Central American countries about slowing the tide of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border.

Harris was recently criticized after she laughed when asked by a reporter if she would be visiting the border. “Not today,” she jokingly said to the reporter.

Biden and Harris have made no plans to visit the southern border as the crisis continues to worsen.

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‘Sanctuary city’ of Denver is secretly paying for illegal immigrants to travel to Utah

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Liberal, self-described ‘sanctuary city’ Denver, Colorado is paying for illegal immigrants to travel to Utah, according to Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox.

“We recently learned that the Democrat mayor of Denver has been sending illegal immigrants to Utah without proper notification or approval,” Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox wrote Friday on X. “This is completely unacceptable and follows on the failed catch-and-release policy of the Biden administration.”

Without the approval or advance knowledge of local officials, Denver has been paying for migrants to relocate to other places, including Utah, where approximately 2,000 have been sent, 2KUTV News reported Thursday. Cox said Friday the practice is “unacceptable” and a result of the Biden administration’s immigration policies.

Cox wrote that Utah’s resources “are completely depleted.” His office told Fox 13 News they learned about the city sending migrants on May 13.

“All 50 states, including Utah, are now border states due to the failed immigration policies of President Biden and Congress,” Cox continued. “Once again we call on the Biden administration and Congress to solve this crisis.”

Denver city officials are not blaming the Biden administration’s horrendous open border policies for the overwhelming issue; rather, they blame Texas.

Officials told Axios Friday: “The vast majority of newcomers arriving in Denver do so on buses chartered from Texas and had no intention of ever coming to Denver,” Jordan Fuja, spokesperson for Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, told Axios. “That’s why part of our operations include purchasing tickets for newcomers to get to their desired location.”

Government officials in Salt Lake City, Utah also were not made aware in advance of the migrants’ arrival, the city mayor’s office told 2KUTV News.

“I have, myself, communicated our displeasure,” Andrew Roberts, chief of staff for Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, told the outlet.

 

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