Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 1 p.m.
Gov. Jim Gibbons today sent a letter to President Obama asking that action be taken at the federal level to stop illegal entry into the United States.
The letter comes a day after Gibbons demanded that the Obama administration take action on the heels of a bill signed into law in Arizona last week.
"The situation with Arizona’s immigration law would never have occurred if the Obama administration would have done its duty to protect the borders of the United States," Gibbons said in a statement today. "The Obama administration, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi often talk dotingly of immigration 'reform,' but I believe our first priority should be border security, and that is a federal responsibility. No 'reform' is possible until we secure our borders."
Read the governor's letter to Obama here.