Statement on HCR2060

Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) voices its opposition to HCR2060, an immigration measure that is an unworkable response to a federal problem with unknown consequences.

This measure places an unfunded mandate on local law enforcement to enforce border policy and lacks the infrastructure needed to assume the federal responsibility of apprehension and detention.

Further, the ballot referral poses a policy that lacks clarity on how it will be implemented at the border and throughout the state.

GPL recognizes that the border crisis presents a variety of public safety concerns to the citizens of Arizona but believes it must be resolved at the federal level.

The courts have yet to determine the impact of the Texas model, which has been applied to HCR2060. To advance something of such consequence is premature, as it would be voter-protected. It poses an unpredictable impact and cannot be legislatively changed.