Chris Arps, The Tim Jones and Chris Arps Show
Amid a complex and challenging border situation, President Biden is slated to visit Arizona and New Mexico this week. According to the White House, he will focus on his administration’s “historic investments in conservation and protection of our natural resources.” The President claims the “Inflation Reduction Act” is the “largest investment in climate action in our nation’s history.”
Protecting our environment and natural resources is important, but the security of our southern border is equally important. Despite sweltering temperatures that regularly exceeded 100 degrees in July, Customs and Border Protection in the Tucson sector recorded an average of over 1,300 daily migrant crossings.
Arizona Senator Kristin Sinema, now an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, places blame squarely on the Biden Administration for the border’s escalating problems. She contends that small border towns bear an unfair burden as the federal government grapples with finding practical solutions to the crisis. Last year she told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “As a native Arizonan, born and raised on the southern border, I can tell you unequivocally that the federal government has failed its duty in the last 40 years.”