Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona's Sixth District, today commented on the United States Supreme Court ruling to overturn parts of SB1070, Arizona's state immigration enforcement law.
"The Supreme Court's decision today regarding SB 1070 is a mixed bag at best," said Flake. "But one thing is certain: with its efforts suing Arizona, the Obama Administration has focused time and resources that could have been better spent securing the border."
In 2011, Congressman Flake introduced in the House H.R. 1507, the Border Security Enforcement Act of 2011, which is focused on securing the southern U.S. border through achieving operational control by increasing border resources. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl introduced the legislation in the Senate. Among the 10 key provisions of the bill is the deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard troops and 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents to the United States-Mexico border by 2016. It would create additional Border Patrol stations along the southwest border and six additional permanent Border Patrol Forward Operating Bases and would upgrade existing bases.