Arizona governor says illegal immigration is like ‘terrorist attacks’

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Monday, May 3, 2010 9:15 EDT
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Think a failed car bomb could be terrorism? How about traveling with your family without citizenship papers to the United States?

In a little-noticed Fox News interview Friday, Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, described the challenge of illegal immigration in her state as a veritable terrorist bonanza.

Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked Brewer, “Do you think that these folks who are all noticeably outside of your state, are the ones that I just ticked off, including the President, have an appreciation, governor, for what Arizona has been going through with respect to illegal immigration?”

“Obviously not,” Brewer replied. “You know Arizona has been under terrorist attacks, if you will, with all of this illegal immigration that has been taking place on our very porous border. […] The whole issue comes back, that we do not and will not tolerate illegal immigration bringing with it very much so the implications of crime and terrorism into our state.”

Brewer’s remarks were first noticed by ThinkProgress, which produced the video below.

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