Arizona AG Brnovich Calls for Investigation into Facebook’s Connection to Illegal Immigration

Mark Brnovich

 

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding an investigation into Facebook’s connection to illegal immigration.

In the letter, Brnovich expressed a concern over the tech company’s “facilitation” of illegal immigration among the ongoing crisis at the U.S. Southern border.

Recently, Facebook admitted that they “allow people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled.”

In defense of their policy, the company claimed the policy is “to ensure we were prohibiting content relating to the business of human smuggling but not interfering with people’s ability to exercise their right to seek asylum, which is recognized in international law.”

“This is another example of how out of touch Big Tech is with America,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “The cartels are seizing control of our southern border, and shame on anyone who is exploiting this crisis to enrich themselves.”

Brnovich requested that the Department of Justice encourage Facebook to stop assisting individuals enter the country illegally.

“Facebook’s policy of allowing posts promoting human smuggling and illegal entry into the United States to regularly reach its billions of users seriously undermines the rule of law,” Brnovich said in the letter to Garland. “The company is a direct facilitator, and thus exacerbates, the catastrophe occurring at Arizona’s southern border.”

Currently, the country has witnessed a dramatic surge in immigrants crossing the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection released data that showed border agents encountered 212,672 undocumented migrants attempting to enter the country illegally in July, the highest number in more than two decades.

More than a quarter of the offenders in July already had been caught and expelled once before in the past 12 months

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Star News Network. Follow Cooper on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Mark Brnovich” by Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

 

 

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