Statement by Karrin Taylor Robson, Republican candidate for Arizona Governor
April 4, 2022
“Joe Biden’s planned repeal next month of the Trump-era Title 42 regulation sends an unmistakable signal worldwide: America’s southern border is wide open. Since October alone, Border Patrol has had nearly 1 million encounters with illegal immigrants along our nation’s border. Administration officials believe the lifting of Title 42 will spur a rush on the border – as much as tripling the pace of illegal crossings and causing 500,000 or more migrants to spill into this country in the first month alone. That’s a population equal to the size of Mesa. Meanwhile, an epic humanitarian tragedy unfolds as human smuggling and sex trafficking continue, and lethal narcotics like fentanyl pour into our neighborhoods, causing death and destruction in our communities.
“This is unforgiveable. If not secure, our border was at least stable prior to Biden-Harris taking office. The administration and their Democrat enablers in Congress have spent the past 15 months setting the stage for this crisis – halting wall construction; repealing effective policies like Remain in Mexico; granting catch-and-release on a mass scale; and undermining our brave men and women of Border Patrol. Joe Biden will now own whatever comes next, but we will all pay the price for his failure and incompetence.
“The federal government has abdicated its responsibility and abandoned the border states. It is now a 50-state border war, and Arizona is on the front line. But I pledge that Arizona will take matters into its own hands when I am elected Governor. We will do everything in our power to end this chaos.”