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Governor sends letter to President Obama asking for action to protect America’s borders

By ThisIsReno

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Jim Gibbons today sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that President Obama and his administration do more to protect the borders of the United States.

“I am respectfully asking the president to take action because the failure of his administration to pay attention to the problems and crimes on our nation’s borders puts all Nevadans and all Americans at risk,” Gov. Gibbons said. “No state should be obligated to enforce federal immigration laws.”  Gov. Gibbons added, “The situation with Arizona’s immigration law would never have occurred if the Obama Administration would have done its duty to protect the borders of the United States.”

“The Obama Administration, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi often talk dotingly of immigration ‘reform,’ but I believe our first priority should be border security, and that is a federal responsibility,” Gov. Gibbons said. “No ‘reform’ is possible until we secure our borders.”

Letter to President Obama

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