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Gov. Ducey Talks Border Security With President Trump At White House Dinner

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:59pm
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Left to right: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Arizona governor Doug Ducey joined four other Republican southern state governors at the White House Monday to discuss border security over dinner.

Speaking in a familiar tone on the issue of greater border security, President Trump promised change. “We have the worst immigration in the entire world," he said. "There is nobody close. And it could be changed so easily. And we’re going to get it changed.”  

Ducey said he was pleased with the president’s remarks and also a recent trip to Arizona by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. “Secretary Nielsen was able to see how wide open and unprotected our border is in southern Arizona and the flow of not only illegal drugs, but human trafficking,” Ducey said.  

Ducey will travel on to Atlanta for a meeting with the NFL on Wednesday, when Glendale is expected to be named host of Super Bowl LVII.