Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed Donald Trump for president Saturday, lauding the billionaire candidate as the solution to rampant illegal immigration.

"As a Washington outsider, Mr. Trump gets it. He will listen to the people and fight for the citizens of the United States," Brewer said in a statement released by the Trump campaign.

Brewer said that Arizona's unsecured border serves as a "gateway of illegal immigrantion into the United States and the politicians in Washington D.C. have continually failed to secure our border."

A main component of Trump's campaign is securing the southern border, which the billionaire casino tycoon said he will accomplish by building a wall.

Brewer said Trump "will secure our borders, defend our workers and protect our sovereignty."

"Mr. Trump will stand for our law enforcement, our police and our immigration officers. Mr. Trump will actually enforce the rule of law," Brewer added.

Her endorsement follows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bombshell endorsement of Trump Friday.

Two other prominent Arizona officials have endorsed Trump: Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio, a leading voice against illegal immigration.

"As Mr. Trump says: we either have a country, or we don't," Brewer said. "This may be our last chance to ensure our children grow up in a country with borders, and with a government that protects its own people. This is our chance — Donald Trump is our chance — to save this country and Make America Great Again."

Brewer served as governor of Arizona from 2009 to 2015, after which she chose not to seek re-election.

"I love the state of Arizona and have received incredible support throughout the state," said Trump. "I am leading in all the polls and we have had amazing events with tremendous crowds. I am honored to receive this endorsement from Governor Brewer."