Senators urge stepped-up Mexico border security

April 19, 2010 20:39

Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain, both Republicans from Arizona, called Monday for the immediate deployment of 3,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico and other steps to increase security.

via CNN

Illegal aliens crossing the border into Arizona from Mexico were causing a spike in crime and other problems that needed immediate attention, said Kyl and McCain at a news conference with two Arizona sheriffs.

“The situation has spiraled out of control,” McCain said, noting that 17 percent of those caught trying to illegally enter Arizona from Mexico had U.S. criminal records.


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