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Arizona governor says immigration leads to beheadings

By John Byrne
Friday, July 2, 2010 8:50 EDT
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“Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded,” she says

Arizona’s Republican governor is trumpeting her anti-immigration credentials as part of her re-election campaign –and her latest remarks about decapitation are sure to cause a firestorm.

Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed a new law that allows Arizona police officers to demand immigrants to produce documentation proving their legality.

In an interview with Fox News, Brewer said, “We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings.”

“Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded,” she added.

The Arizona Guardian followed up on Brewer’s remarks, finding them completely false.

A spokesman for Gov. Brewer told the paper in response, “I’m not aware of any statements where the governor specifies where any crimes were committed,” saying he thinks that Brewer was speaking about beheadings that have occurred in Mexico which could spread to Arizona.

On the contrary, he claimed that Brewer was talking about the fear that crimes that occur in Mexico could spread to Arizona.

 
 
 
 
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