In a plea that is finding an audience, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has set up an on-line site www.keepazsafe.com to collect funds to “maintain a secure border” and “stopping illegal immigration”. It is being reported that the donation efforts have collected approximately $500,000, mostly from small $5-$20 donations. The site has pictures of Brewer in action, border patrol on duty and a picture of Brewer with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who cannot be too happy. He has stated that SB1070 is “racial profiling”.
AP reporters uncovered the list and have been contacting donors which are stating their support for the state in hopes that “terrorists” do not enter the country illegally. To date, no known terrorist on any government or international watch list has been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.