Amid an illegal immigration crisis at the southern border caused by President Joe Biden and the left’s lax border policies, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) is trying to spin the tale that she’s against illegal immigration even though the Arizona governor condemned former President Donald Trump for his efforts to secure the border.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, Hobbs blasted the federal government’s inaction on combatting illegal immigration, writing, “I’m taking action to fix the migrant crisis where the federal government will not. As the next step in Operation SECURE, I just signed an executive order mobilizing Arizona’s National Guard to our southern border effective immediately.”
I’m taking action to fix the migrant crisis where the federal government will not.
As the next step in Operation SECURE, I just signed an executive order to mobilize Arizona’s National Guard to our Southern Border effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/U7TbVxW9vJ
— Governor Katie Hobbs (@GovernorHobbs) December 15, 2023
Hobbs’ record on illegal immigration has been questionable. The Arizona governor’s recent border security efforts come as Democrats veer away from Biden, given the president’s devastatingly low approval rating.
As she mobilizes the Arizona National Guard to the overrun southern border, information over Hobbs’ true feelings on illegal immigration come to light, with a recent group discovering that the Arizona governor’s Office of Refugee Resettlement had reportedly funded a resettlement group, Migration & Refugee Services, to cater to the needs of illegal immigrants.
In June 2023, Hobbs, in another demonstration of her disregard for border security, vetoed Republican legislation that would have criminalized the use of electronic devices in human smuggling.
During her time in Arizona’s state legislature, Hobbs voted to defund the Grand Canyon State’s Border Strike Force in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
While running to become Arizona’s governor in 2022, Hobbs blasted then-Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) for directing border officials to fill gaps in the southern border with shipping containers and razor wire, calling such border security measures “an expensive political stunt.”
When asked if she would block gaps in the southern border near Yuma, Arizona, Hobbs deflected, instead blaming Trump for the illegal immigration crisis.
“I think if the wall was the solution, then the wall would be done. That’s what Donald Trump ran on and he had the ability to do that when he was president,” Hobbs said in 2022.
Notably, Hobbs’ 2022 gubernatorial campaign was endorsed by a radical open borders group, Living United for Change in Arizona, that aims to defund law enforcement and eradicate the U.S. Border Patrol.