WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to meet this week with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a critic of his administration's efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
A White House official said Tuesday that the meeting between Obama and the Republican governor is scheduled for Thursday. The official requested anonymity to discuss the president's schedule ahead of its public release.
Brewer said last week that she wants to meet with Obama to discuss border security and immigration when she visits Washington.
"I think it's important that the leader of the United States and the governor of the State of Arizona sit down face to face and have a conversation about what exactly is going on in Arizona," Brewer said.
Immigrant dies after stun gun shooting
SAN DIEGO — A 32-year-old Mexican man has died after being shocked by a stun gun during a confrontation with Border Patrol agents at a California border crossing, officials said Tuesday.
Anastasio Hernandez died Monday at a hospital in Chula Vista, south of San Diego, days after he was shocked at San Ysidro, U.S. and Mexican officials said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jacqueline Dizdul alleges Hernandez became combative with agents who were preparing to hand him over to Mexican officials in Tijuana late Friday after he entered the United States illegally.
After he ignored repeated orders to stop fighting, one of the Border Patrol officers shocked him with a stun gun to subdue him and protect the agents, she said.