Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rep. Franks Blasts "Astonishing" Decision to Place AZ Law on U.N. List of Human Rights Abuses

Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) appeared on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom to address the Obama Administration’s decision to include Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, on a United Nationslist of human rights abuses. Franks called it “astonishing” that this Administration would apologize for the United States before the United Nations for Arizona’s attempt to protect their citizens by enforcing the immigration lawsthat the federal government has for so long failed to enforce.

Responding to the 1,200 National Guard troops that are being deployed to the southern border, Franks noted that the Administration seems to have a lackadaisical attitude in addressing border security. Franks pointed out that he, along with Senators McCain and Kyl, had initially requested 6,000 troops for the border. The President ultimately agreed to send only 1,200 by August 1st and still failed to live up to even that modest promise, sending the first group of troops a full month later than promised.

You can watch the entire segment by clicking the link below.

Congressman Trent Franks on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom”

Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom”
08/30/10 10:14:02 AM

00:55 – “The reality is that John McCain, Jon Kyl and I had asked for 6,000 troops for the southern border and they chose 1,200 (about 500 are coming to the Arizona area) and in the backdrop of Iran just announcing recently that they have enough material to ultimately fuel two nuclear warheads, this Administration continues to refuse to secure the border and weaken our missile defense...”

On Administration Sending Troops to Border a Month Later Than Promised

01:49 – “It took an awful lot just to get them to do that. They promised the beginning of those troops would be here a month ago, and I think if it hadn't been for some of the efforts made by Arizona, even this wouldn't be happening.”

On Administration's Adding Arizona Law to U.N. List of Human Rights Abuses

03:03 – “This is the most pro-abortion Administration in the history of the nation. They want abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy for no reason, for any reason, and they want taxpayers to pay for it. And they want to export that with taxpayer money across the world. Human rights issues are the last thing they should want to be talking about. And to suggest that somehow a duly passed law that only enforced the federal policy is somehow now a human rights challenge... I just find that astonishing.

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