Arizona senators propose plan on border security in Washington, D.C.Posted: Updated:
DOUGLAS - Three weeks after the murder of rancher Robert Krentz by a suspected illegal immigrant, Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl are repeating calls for stricter border security.
They introduced a 10-point plan on Monday in Washington, D.C. The plan would add 3,000 border patrol agents and fencing along the border as well as increased surveillance.
Sen. McCain says, “The situation has spiraled out of control. The degree of violence has increased. Those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence in our southern border and in Arizona has increased."
Sen. Kyl adds, “People are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to solve the problem and when you leave a big vacuum like that, is it any wonder then that people in Arizona, in the state legislature, for example, decide well then we've got to do something about it?”
Last week the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association introduced an 18-point plan that called for similar security measures.