PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said a federal immigration
reform bill should not allow the Department of Homeland Security to pronounce
the U.S.-Mexico border secure.
He suggested a panel be appointed to determine when the border is secure.
Horne wrote in a letter to Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake that political
appointees like Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano should not
be allowed to make that decision. The immigration proposal being discussed in
Washington would create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people who came
to the country illegally once that pronouncement was made.
The letter Horne sent Monday said Napolitano has declared the border is as
secure as ever and can’t be trusted.