AZ Governor: Obama, Calderon Both Want Illegal Immigration to Increase Liberal Voters in U.S.

October 20, 2010 - 4:43 PM

President Barack Obama and President Calderon

President-elect Barack Obama meets with Mexico's President Felipe Calderon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told CNSNews.com that she believes neither President Barack Obama of the United States nor President Felipe Calderon of Mexico wants to secure the U.S.-Mexico border because they hope illegal aliens will increase liberal voters in the United States.

“I think it’s just amazing that the Mexican government, along with President Calderon and the bordering governors that interact with us, they do not want our borders secure,” Brewer said in a telephone interview today. “I mean, they have made it very, very clear.”

When asked why she believed Calderon does not want the U.S.-Mexico border secured, Brewer said, “I believe that he believes that he is helping out the federal administration and they are looking at it in a political mode to bring in newly registered illegal immigrants to register to vote.”

Brewer, a Republican, also said Calderon “wants those dollars that they are raising here in Arizona and in all America being sent back to Mexico to push up his economy.”

Asked whether she thinks Calderon wants Mexican citizens to vote in U.S. elections after they have been given an amnesty and have become citizens of the United States or while they are still illegal aliens, Brewer said: “Probably both.”

Brewer said she does not believe President Barack Obama wants to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and that he wants both an amnesty for illegal aliens and a continuing flow of illegal aliens across the border because he believes that will increase the liberal voting bloc in the United States.

“You think President Obama would like to amnesty the illegal aliens in the United States today because, for one thing, he believes they would become liberal voters and support candidates and politicians who would advance his views of what America should be?” CNSNews.com asked Brewer.

“I do,” she said.

“And you believe he would like to continue the flow of illegal aliens into the United States, for among other reasons, to increase the potential voting bloc of people who would support his agenda?” CNSNews.com asked.

“I do,”said Brewer.

Here is a partial transcript of Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R.-Ariz.) conversation with CNSNews.com:

Gov. Jane Brewer: "Every country in the world can secure their borders. We are the strongest country in the world. And, I mean, if America can’t secure their borders, who can? And I will note, Terry, that I think it’s just amazing that the Mexican government, along with President Calderon and the bordering governors that interact with us, they do not want our borders secure. I mean, they have made it very, very clear.  But they are building a fence on the southern portion of Mexico to keep the Guatemalans out."

CNSNews.com Editor in Chief Terry Jeffrey: "Why do you believe that President Calderon does not want the U.S. border secure?"

Brewer: "I believe that he believes that he is helping out the federal administration and they are looking at it in a political mode to bring in newly registered illegal immigrants to register to vote."

Jeffrey: "You think that President Calderon of Mexico wants to import people to the United States—"

Brewer: "I do."

Jeffrey: "Who will vote in U.S. elections?"

Brewer: "Yes, and he wants those dollars that they are raising here in Arizona and in all America being sent back to Mexico to push up his economy."

Jeffrey: "Do you think he wants them to vote in U.S. elections after they have gotten amnesty and become citizens of the United States or as illegal aliens?"

Brewer: "I didn’t understand your question."

Jeffrey: "Well, you say that President Calderon of Mexico would like to import citizens of his country to the United States—"

Brewer: "Right."

Jeffrey: "So that they can vote in U.S. elections?"

Brewer: "Right."

Jeffrey: "Do you think he wants them to vote in U.S. elections after they have been given amnesty and become citizens of the United States or while they are still illegal aliens?"

Brewer: "Probably both."

Jeffrey: "You were secretary of state in Arizona. You were responsible for the elections in your state were you not?"

Brewer: "Right. And we cracked down big time. We clamped down big time. We were fighting an organization called ACORN.  We had complaints filed all the time. And it’s an unfortunate situation that we had to live with. But finally everybody in America got control of that issue. But the bottom line is they want people registered. They want to influence the politics in America. We want our border secured. We’re tired of it. We can’t sustain it. We can’t sustain it with the dollars for their education. We can’t sustain it for their dollars for their health care. We can’t sustain it for their incarceration. And the federal government is not doing their job."

Jeffrey: "Governor Brewer, I recently interviewed Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, and I asked him what sort of confidence he had that in the remainder of his term, before his initial term, the term he has been elected to, expires in 2012, in January 2013, that President Obama would actually secure the U.S.-Mexico border, and Sheriff Dever said he had no confidence in that. He did not believe it would happen. Do you "

Brewer: "I am very doubtful of that. It doesn’t mean we are going to stop."

Jeffrey: "Do you think he wants to do it?"

Brewer: "No."

Jeffrey: "You do not believe he wants to secure the border?"

Brewer: "No, I do not believe that he does want to stop it."

Jeffrey: "Why do you think he wants to keep the border open?"

Brewer: "For all the reasons we just previously discussed.  I mean, it’s a political situation where they want that voting bloc, certainly, and foremost. And it’s been videotaped in regards to the unions that they would be able to get these people to become voters. And certainly out of the 12 million illegals that are here in regards to amnesty that would really bolster their voting records, their voters."

Jeffrey: "You think President Obama would like to amnesty the illegal aliens in the United States today because, for one thing, he believes they would become liberal voters and support candidates and politicians who would advance his views of what America should be?"

Brewer: "I do."

Jeffrey: "And you believe he would like to continue the flow of illegal aliens into the United States, for among reasons, to increase the potential voting bloc of people who would support his agenda?"

Brewer: "I do."