Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) endorsed Donald Trump for president, citing his positions on immigration, the Trump campaign announced on Saturday.
“For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that – Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump will secure our borders, defend our workers and protect our sovereignty,” Brewer said in a statement released by the Trump campaign. “Mr. Trump will stand for our law enforcement, our police and our immigration officers. Mr. Trump will actually enforce the rule of law.”
In her statement, Brewer said that illegal immigration has hurt Arizona.
“Arizona’s unsecured border is the gateway of illegal immigration into the United States and the politicians in Washington D.C. have continually failed to secure our border. As I’ve always said: A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. As Arizona’s Governor, I witnessed too much heartache, loss and suffering caused by illegal immigration,” she said in the statement. “I’ve seen communities destroyed by the drugs, gangs, drop houses and cartels. The cost of health care, education and incarceration for illegal immigrants places a crushing burden on taxpayers. Workers of all backgrounds are deprived of jobs and income from our open, bleeding border.”
This is not the first time Brewer has expressed support for Trump. In a July interview, Brewer said that Trump was “telling it like it really, truly is.”