Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne issued a letter today to Jeh Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), demanding it cease and desist the transportation and abandonment of illegal aliens from other states into Arizona. Horne cites two federal statutes on which the cease and desist letter is based.
In his letter, Horne demands specifically that DHS immediately cease and desist, and cites federal statutes 8 U.S.C. § 1103(a)(5) and 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii) to support his demand. “In the past two weeks, the Department of Homeland Security has transported, and continues to transport, a significant number of illegal immigrants from other states into Arizona,” said Attorney General Tom Horne in a statement released today.
“Men, women and children left at bus terminals in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees with nothing more than instructions to report to the nearest ICE office within 15 days, posing significant health and safety risks both for the people being abandoned and the communities in which they are being stranded, is not acceptable.”