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No state give on Obama illegal immigration suit; Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fires back defiantly


No back down tonight from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who pushed back at the Obama Justice Department's decision to sue the southwestern state over its new illegal immigrant law set to take effect in 23 days.

"Today's filing," Brewer said in a formal statement (full text below), "is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. These funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona."

The Obama lawsuit opposes Arizona state law S.B. 1070, which is also opposed by the ACLU and government of Mexico, 

As the Associated Press reported:

Arizona passed the law after years of frustration over problems associated with illegal immigration, including drug trafficking, kidnappings and murders. The state is the biggest gateway into the U.S. for illegal immigrants, and is home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants.

The law requires officers, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if there's a reasonable suspicion that they are in the country illegally. The law also makes it a state crime for legal immigrants to not carry their immigration documents and bans day laborers and people who seek their services from blocking traffic on streets.
Brewer's statement added:

The irony is that President Obama’s Administration has chosen to sue Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law and not sue local governments that have adopted a patchwork of ‘sanctuary’ policies that directly violate federal law. These patchwork local ‘sanctuary’ policies instruct the police not to cooperate with federal immigration officials. 

Polls have shown widespread national and Arizona approval for the concept of legal immigration, for enforcing existing illegal immigrant laws and for Arizona's measure to step into the federal gap. The lawsuit,....

...certain to drag on through the midterm elections Nov. 2, could help Democrat Obama shore up his standing among would-be Hispanic supporters expressing increasing impatience with his placing so many other issues like healthcare and financial regulations ahead of the long-promised comprehensive immigration reforms the touted so often during the 2007-08 campaigns.

Although his Democratic party currently has large majorities in both houses of Congress and could call up immigration laws at any time, Obama says he senses no "appetite" for comprehensive reforms there and has refused to address separately the nagging border security issues on the scale demanded by states. 

In an uphill election year for Democrats facing high unemployment, a sluggish economic recovery, unhappiness with the landmark healthcare bill and mounting fears over government spending and deficits, even Arizona's three Democrats in Congress asked Obama not to file the suit, to no avail.

On the other hand, within Arizona Brewer's signing of the new law and ardent advocacy of it has vaulted her from a three-way tie in the Republican gubernatorial primary to a dominant lead heading into next month's vote. Last week a poll of Likely Voters in November found 53% favor Brewer, while only 35% like her likely Democrat opponent, Terry Goddard.

Legal experts noted the Arizona law was already being challenged by the ACLU with Mexico's support. So, the additional Obama suit is legally unnecessary but looks good politically for the president's supporters.

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So what does the new Arizona law actually do?

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Statement by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

PHOENIX – “Today I was notified that the federal government has filed a lawsuit against the State of Arizona.  It is wrong that our own federal government is suing the people of Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law.  As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels.  Now, Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice.  Today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds.  These funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona.

“The truth is the Arizona law is both reasonable and constitutional.  It mirrors substantially what has been federal law in the United States for many decades.  Arizona’s law is designed to complement, not supplant, enforcement of federal immigration laws.  Despite the Department of Justice’s claims in paragraph 62 of today’s lawsuit, Arizona is not trying ‘to establish its own immigration policy’ or ‘directly regulate the immigration status of aliens.’  Arizona Revised Statutes § 11-1051(E) states that the federal government, along with local law enforcement officers authorized by the federal government, can only determine an alien’s immigration status.   Subsection (L) of that same section goes on to state that the law ‘shall be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration.’

Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer

“The irony is that President Obama’s Administration has chosen to sue Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law and not sue local governments that have adopted a patchwork of ‘sanctuary’ policies that directly violate federal law. These patchwork local ‘sanctuary’ policies instruct the police not to cooperate with federal immigration officials. 

“The best thing government can do is to create a stable, predictable environment, governed by an easily understood set of rules or laws. We do not need to make this more complicated than it already is.  We must first and foremost create a secure border. Enhanced trade, economic opportunity and freedom will surely follow.

“I am pleased that President Obama and the Department of Justice did not pursue the baseless claims of illegal racial profiling in the lawsuit.   When signing S.B. 1070, I said, ‘My signature today represents my steadfast support for enforcing the law — both against illegal immigration AND against racial profiling.’ Arizona’s law expressly prohibits unconstitutional racial profiling.  However, words are not enough.  For this reason, I ordered the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) to develop training on the new law for Arizona’s police officers.   AZPOST has completed the training course and has published it for the all world to see at  AZPOST has done its job professionally and served Arizona well.

“I will not stop fighting to protect the citizens of Arizona, and to defend Arizonans in federal court.  I have set up a legal defense fund to pay the substantial legal fees that Arizona has been, and will be, forced to incur as a result of all of these lawsuits.  Contributions to the Border Security and Immigration Defense Fund can be made at  My legal team will not hesitate to assert the rights of the State of Arizona in this matter.  Arizona will ultimately prevail against the lawsuits – including this latest assault by the Obama Administration. Our laws will be found to be constitutional – because that is exactly what they are.”    ####

Photo: Associated Press; Fox News Channel.

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What Arizona ought to do, is declare Arizona a sanctuary state for all those on the run for federal crimes. Arizona should tell the feds only the federal government can enforce federal law. Come find them yourself.

They could also decide to mirror the feds indifference and let the smugglers of drugs, aliens etc. know they will be granted safe passage and not be bothered as long as all their contraband merely passes through the state but does not stop there. A trade off I think the smugglers would embrace, as they would gain a protected entry point into the US. The Arizona state police could then escort them to the nearest border state making sure they leave. If the feds complain, tell them- "Hey, you said we are not allowed to enforce federal law."

Illegal Immigration has become a fiery defining issue across the country. Long before President Obama came to power the federal government has rigorously refused to enforce our immigration laws since 1986. However, it is only in the last 25 years that America has been under assault by a foreign force of illegal workers and families.

The US Constitution text of Article IV, Section 4:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature.
But we have been invaded by 20 to 30 million foreign nationals, not the numbers of 12 million that has been as stated continuously by the overwhelming Liberal press. According to FAIR, Illegal Immigration expenditures are a $113 Billion annual Drain on U.S. Taxpayers

This new study released today by FAIR is the most comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated millions of illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children costs federal, state and local governments. Just think how much this huge amount of money would go towards cutting the U.S. deficit—that has climbed to 13 trillion dollars? You can read the report at (FAIR) Federation for American Immigration Reform.

It’s impossible to calculate or list the welfare programs, health treatment, education and prison incarceration where these billions of dollars are drained. Hundreds of other concealed programs have their costs that must include the U.S. Border Patrol and the pretense of the border fence. The 2006 Border fence was for two fences not ONE. Even the HMS Titanic could not survive this massive costly iceberg hidden beneath the fiscal sea.

The state of Arizona is under attack by our own government in suing over the new policing law SB 1070. This is obviously a political ploy by the Liberal Czars in the administration to force through another devastating—AMNESTY. There will be progressive demise of anybody, who is flaunting a pro-amnesty philosophy by November. Political entities are on notice by the Tea Party and a very commanding group of voters in November.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will be ejected first, as he has carried out his power to weaken E-Verify, federal local detainment law 287(g. On a state level many Democratic Senators and representatives will be joining Reid in the American workers jobless line. City governors such as mayors should join the party as well. NumbersUSA has an immigration grading system showing who should not be reelected. Facts, figures and other statistics at Immigration Counters.

This racist old woman is the only one who should be deported from Arizona for giving the state a worse name that it already had (Martin Luther King day anyone?). What happens if a legal immigrant has lost his passport? Is s/he supposed to stay at home while s/he gets a replacement?

I agree with the Governor of Arizona and find the lawsuit a slap in the face to the majority of Americans (82%) that agree with Arizona. I don't care what ethnicity is involved if they are Illegal ship them home or to jail.

We are supposed to be a country that is ruled by "Laws". The government is not exempt from picking and choosing which ones to support. They have a legal obligation to comply to Federal law and enforce immigration laws. There should be no safe haven for any group.
The American public has had enough, and this administration better take note of a very unhappy nation

English is our common language. A common language unites rather than divides us. Those who CHOOSE to speak a language that divides rather than unites us, are enemies of America. Which language do you CHOOSE, English or anti-American?

As far as racial profiling, by speaking a strange tongue, these people are begging, please notice us, pleading see we are different than you, we choose to not blend in. Ha! Racial profiling would be the gift they are asking for, the result they are praying for. Give them what they want Arizona. Soon California will wake up and also give them what they want, a free ride on the anti-American bus , back to the homeland where they belong.

Dear Barack, No different than if you forget your drivers license. Carry the citation with you . When you go before the judge, show him your license or passport explaining you forgot it and the case will be dismissed.

Try to imagine the beauty of an America free of illegal invaders ,after they have all self deported, having been replaced by those who entered legally and all this extra law will be unnecessary. You support such an America don't you?

@PPpatriot : The US does not have an official language!

For a sitting politician to call for a boycott against his own state in protest of a state law is an act of treason, and should be dealt with accordingly. The talk of needing new immigration reform laws is political hogwash. The laws governing immigration are already in place, just enforce them. There are criminals in our prisons who didn’t get caught for decades after their crime, however once caught, the law was enforced, simple. How long is this government going to continue to kick dirt in the faces of honest tax paying, legal, citizens? The message this government is sending to the world is, “Ignore our laws and ways of life and we the politicians and law makers will crucify the hard working, patriotic, law abiding citizens to pay the consequences.” Making deals with the devil over the last fifty years has unwoven the fabric of this society to the point of disgrace.

Dear Barack: I realize some find the English language challenging, but try reading a little slower and more carefully this time. Tell me if you see the word official or common? We do have a common language Barack.

Tough fact for the anti-American crowd to swallow. Divisive behavior makes it so much easier to feel special, rather than assimilating and actually doing something special. Just like criminal behavior makes it so much easier to satisfy the "but I want in now urge", rather than taking the time to earn it; or in this case learn it.

God bless Govenor Brewer for standing firm against the mindless tyranny imposed by Obozo and his hatchet man, Eric Holder. This is a defining issue and Obozo has been derelict in his sworn duty to protect and serve the people against all enemies, foreign and domestic. In my opinion, this is an impeachable offense and in due time, his failures as President will bring on him great shame and reprobation by the American people. I have faith that honest Federal jurists will uphold this Arizona law, making the so called Justice department nothing more than a mockery of itself.

Jan Brewer has cohones of steel and will not bow down to the screaming La Raza fueled pols who forget that Americans love fair- proper immigration channels and procedure regardless of ethnicity. Now that everyone's civic kitty is dry, the glaring drain on our resources is made more obvious. The party is over, and Arizona is to be commended for making a stand.

Quite frankly, I am tired of hearing about immigration and Arizona. May they pass into! Arizona needs to drop out of the Nifty 50!

Call it what you want to call it, this new "law" is thinly veiled, institutionalized racial profiling, plain and simple. Making it so that cops can ask you for your papers if you "look" "illegal?" Really?

If Arizona is having trouble with drug trafficing, kidnapping, etc., why not crack down on the DRUG TRAFFICKERS AND KIDNAPPERS??? Why the whole of the hispanic community?

Look who is behind this "law" and you'll find white, racist GOPers who also chant slogans such as "speak English," or "no more anchor babies." Do they seriously feel that threatened?

Have they forgotten that this country is basically a nation of immigrants? How can they even have the gall to sit from on high and act as if they're above everyone else? If things were fair, we'd send them back to Europe; this land belongs to the American Indians that were HERE FIRST. Before there was any borders, people used to cross FREELY. It is THEY that have come in and made it "illegal."

Catch the criminals. Pardon and legalize those who are here to work and aren't involved in drug-trafficking, kidnapping, etc. Not all illegals are doing this, it's only a small percentage. Condemning all the "illegals" is like locking up everyone to catch all the criminals.

This isn't "immigration reforme," it's sheer racist madness.

Joe in CA, what you hysterically call "racist madness" is really nothing more than allowing Police officials to do their job. It is not racial profiling, the Arizona law simply mirrors Federal statues that have not been properly enforced since the Reagan amnesty of 1986. Why do you want to argue for the destruction of your own country? Unless your allegiance is really elsewhere-such as to your narrow racial/ideological base. Those hysterically screaming "racist" should be looking at themselves in the mirror.

Give 'em Hell Jan!!

We do NOT need Immigration reform. Enforce the law on the books now. Very easy. If the Hispanics do not like our law then they are NOT American and can go also. The only racists here are the illegals and their supporters.

Joe in CA shows us all the brilliance of Leftist thought. Call everyone racist while ranting illogically. Yeah, open borders is a wonderful idea. Moron. As for the rest that are against this law (like a very similar one that is on the CA books) they are clearly showing us that they have not read the law, or if they have, they do not understand the law.

Go back to playing your video games and crying about Whitey keeping you down and let the grownups work.

From this day forward - any American that is raped, murdered, or killed in a drunk driving accident by an illegal Mexican immigrant - all three which unfortunately happen quite often in America - should be laid at the feet of the Obama administration. Families who have suffered such fates from their contact with illegals should sue the federal government and the Obama administration for willful negligence of its constitutional duties and sue the Mexican government for aiding and abetting criminality.

Jan Brewer speaks for the MAJORITY of American citizens. I'll be sending a nice check to her legal defense fund and watch, with glee, as the Dims get their "payback" in the mid-term elections.

Joe says: "Catch the criminals."

That's what Brewer wants to do. Uh, illegals here ARE criminals. Yes, this is a country built by immigrants. But at some point you can only cram so many immigrants in here, which is why there are now laws, just like EVERY other country has. Are they all racist, too?

I love her comment about going after those who are actually breaking federal law, IE: sanctuary cities......what a hypocrite(s) obama and the rest of the feds are....we really need to replace these bums with those who believe in the sovereignty of the United States.

In response to Joe who chooses cliches (oft heard, usually empty phrases) as his reasons to agree with Oblahblah and his grandstanding lawsuit against Arizona:

We are not, nor have we been till recently, a nation of ILLEGAL immigrants.

The good news this morning: 1) Arizona stands strong; 2) Gallup poll shows independents are abandoning Oblahblah.

So, Joe in CA, as the sponsor of three immigrants from Bolivia (and husband of one of those), should I smile idulgently at those who try to crowd in ahead of others in the line? I despise line-jumpers. I love latinos. And you forgot to ask a really important question. Can latinos obey the law? Si, se puede!!

It is not racist madness to expect the federal goverment to fulfill its consitutional duty.

It is not racist madness to have an immigration policy.

It is not racist madness to want that immigration policy enforced.

What is racist (and race-baiting) madness, however, is the cultural Marxist worldview in which borders are somehow cruel and unusual.

Arizona should sue the Federal government for failure to uphold the laws that they themselves passed.

Now if the IRS would look the other way when I don't pay all of my taxes....

The AZ law should be deemed the "PROTECTION OF LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ACT". The DemoRats are at it again... they pretend to support Americans and immigrants, when IN FACT, by their inaction on this issue they are denigrating LAW ABIDING IMMIGRANTS who are trying to get in this country through the appropriate means. They tear down and destroy... and that should be the motto that is attached to them. They destroy liberty, they destroy moral character, they destroy independence, they destoy confidence and most importantly they want to destroy an America where ANYBODY has a chance to become what they want to be.

Jan Brewer is a five star governor! Along with Chris Christie and Haley Barbour... and we are at peril if we do not vote for more like them.

I think SB1070 does try to make racial profiling legal, and I am disappointed the feds did not prosecute AZ based on this angle. Perhaps they have a stronger case attacking this with the supremacy clause. I think if we are to stand up for justice, we must make sure the police do not get license to profile us.

Arizona is contributing to our society by doing the job the Feds don’t want to do.

If Obama's Justice department does not go after sanctuary cities then they are just plain hypocrites. If they feel that no law should come before federal law with regards to immigration they can not justify not going after Sanctuary cities who's laws run counter to federal law, yet go after Arizona who's law mirrors it.

IMPEACH 'commander in chief" Obama for dereliction of duty.

Hey Barack McCain.. I bet anyone who doesn't like Obama is racist, right??? I'll have to tell my husband, who is black that.. You are pathetic.. I'm sure you have come out of your basement in awhile, but that car isn't playing anymore.. Racist Racist Racist.. Say it all you want.. It's over for you race baiters.

Joe in CA | July 07, 2010 at 02:55 AM (writes)

If Arizona is having trouble with drug trafficing, kidnapping, etc., why not crack down on the DRUG TRAFFICKERS AND KIDNAPPERS??? Why the whole of the hispanic community?

Sorry Joe, do we have an influx of Swedish drug traffikers I am unaware of. Why don't you spend some time in East Los and pick out the drug dealers from the regular folk also make sure to pick out the llegals from those here legally. Use your psychic powers to tell the difference since they are ot wearing "I a drug dealing illegal" t-shirts. As a Latino myself here is something I KNOW about Latino's for open borders, they're up to no good. Like you Joe, you got something up your sleeve and it's illegal. Ever work for ACORN?

This is America and it's my country, from Washington state to the Florida Keys, from Maine to San Diego and nothing is ever gonna change that - nothing.

good to hear the governor isn't backing down.

come on Arizona - you can do it!! i just hope more states have the stones to stand up to the megalomaniacs in DC.

Joe, you say "Catch the criminals."

Are you truly that dense to not understand that by definition an "ILLEGAL ALIEN" is a CRIMINAL?

What you are advocating is selective enforcement of law.

Now personally, I might feel that using spotted owls to club baby seals while on a heroin binge is a perfectly acceptable thing to do, hence we should disregard any laws that might be against the aforementioned activity.

I somehow doubt the government will see it the same way though... The laws are in place for a reason. If you don't like it, change the law or change your citizenship.

Race plays no part in the discussion. We should repatriate any here illegally, whether they came from Mexico, France, or Kenya.

Even more ironic is that the Federal government trains State and local officals in immigration enforcement. Why would you train someone to do a job and then probhibit them by law from performing their job?

If the US wins this, they will set a precedence that states have no rights to enforce federal laws. In order to enforce them, a federal police (gestapo) would need to be established. Hmmmm.

I support the new Arizona law and think the president should wait and see what happens as a result of this law. More states should follow suit to curb illegals and drugs from entering the USA. The President should stay out of these situations and concentrate on the betterment of the country instead of creating bad politics.

Joe in CA, If there is anything racist about our immigration policy, it is the fact that we only seem to apply it those from European origin. If you are from a South American country you can come to the US illegally and the Government doesn't seem to care. But if you are from a European country then you must follow the rules.

As for the GOP being a Racist party; you need to go back and learn your history. It is the GOP that ended slavery, made it so all people could vote, no matter what color they where. Have time and time again fought for the rights of all. Where lynched along with blacks for trying to end discrimination.

Now the party of Racists is the Democrats. The party for slavery. The party that tried to succeed from the US so that they could continue to in-slave others. The party that passed the Jim crow laws, lynched those that dared not to vote for the Democrats. The Party that formed the KKK.

Don't take my word for what I have said, learn your history and look at the party's of the people that have done these things. Most books only tell you the peoples' names and not the party they are from. Look it up and you will see.

You also make it sound as there was never any wars over land before the Europeans got here. Think again, wars have been fought between the Indian tribes. That does include the Aztecs and Incas. To the winner went the land and spoils. It has only been in the last century or so that , so called, civilization has become more peaceful.

I like many others that believe that the Arizona law is NOT Racist and believe that it is the correct thing to do, because our Federal Government refuses to enforce our laws. I am all for immigration as long as those that want to come here do so by following our laws and do so legally. If you can not do so then you do not have a right to be in this country.

Mrs. Brewer,
You should go on and sue the feds for treason.

The feds are only supposed to do two thing
a) issue a currency
b) protect the borders

they don't do either one.

The LAT is now only bought or viewed by die hard Obama fanatics with little to no knowledge of history. The following is from the Declaration of Independence as one of the first reasons for revolution from King George.

1. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

2. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

3. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

Sounds EXACTLY like our totalitarian president Obama.

(AM responds: Couple of things, J: 1) This isn't a newspaper. You can tell, no paper. And you need to read The Ticket a good deal more often so you don't look so uninformed with comments like this.)

Exactly, how dare they ask for papers for something like a traffic stop. I had a cop ask for my ID and license and such during a speeding stop last week and clearly informed him this was a racist, bigoted, intolerant, and inappropriate request and I refused.

I have my hearing tomorrow. I hope th Judge isn't some fascist bigoted thug who believes the government has the right to see my Drivers license during a traffic stop or that I don't have the right to give them a false name and fraudulent documents.

I'm in America, I have the right to give fraudulent documents to the police, and to deceive them as to my identity, my legal status (there are outstanding warrants for me) and a right to break any other laws I choose to.

Don't tell me these aren't my rights; we've clarified in the comments here that I don't need to identify myself ever, and asking me to do so is racist. Giving fraudulent documents to the police is just exercising my rights... and it helps when you're on the run for murdering your wife too.

Thank God for the liberals helping me escape prosecution for murder by defending my right to fraud, deceit, lying, obstruction of justice, and criminal activity. Those nasty conservatives would put me in jail just for killing my wife, and her mother, and the convenience store clerk when I needed more cash... oh, and that guy on the street... no clue who he was.

Clearly I shouldn't be punished for these activities, that would be bigoted and wrong. Thanks Joe in CA for defending my rights... any chance I could crash at your place?

Bah, why am I asking; clearly I have the right to crash at your place. Who would you be to keep me out just because I have no legal right to be in your home? A racist fascist dictatorial thug, that's who.

@Joe in CA, you do realize that any one of your detractors in this comment section could easily have written your comment for you? You have imbibed much Kool Aid, my friend. Please come up with better reasoning and logic. As ironic as this may sound to you, think for yourself; open your mind. The Left is playing you and everyone who thinks as you do like a cheap fiddle.

Joe said, "Making it so that cops can ask you for your papers if you "look" "illegal?" Really?"

Not really, Joe. Or maybe you can tell me where the Arizona law says so. The one I'm reading repeatedly says that cops

1. may NOT stop someone in the first place for immigration-related reasons (must be some other reason)
2. may ONLY thereafter inquire about immigration status if, based on OTHER than race / ethnicity, the facts supply a reasonable suspicion of illegal presence.

Arizona doesn't have to explain why it invoked its own law on these Invaders -- all of us (citizens) already know what the stakes are. The entire United States needs to implement the SAME law and vigorously uphold it!

I want the present Arizona Governor to please run for president. Perhaps she can reverse the hostile Takeover of our Nation by a foreign entity. Looks like it is going to take a woman to get this business done properly. Seems our men have lost their manhood. Somebody has got to be the Man and save our nation.

Gov.Brewer--I am behind you all the way.And admire you for standing up for what is right. I think that most of those in Washington DC have forgotten what is right ( if they ever KNEW) I am orginally from the plains but my parents moved to this state during the Great Depression. Being fr om another state I'm not sure if my agreement with you can help you, but I am sure there are lots more of the same thoughts that I have . Go with it Gov. Brewer.

In this world there are prople who know the differeence between right and wrong, and then those who are actually prepared to do something about it.

My hat is off to Jan Brewer and Arizona for standing up for what needs to be done despite the howling of the ferile dogs in the left.

Big Al

“All Men are created equal”! The founders had it right, when attempting to form a perfect union and they also knew that they were not there yet but knew we one day would get there. Lincoln moved us forward as did JFK and LBJ. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

It is my contention that this AZ law is not constitutional and will fail when challenged (unless, of course, they keep adding more amendments), pretty funny for this so called perfect law, that many internet bloggers claim it was copied “Word for Word” from the Federal law, which I frankly do not believe, if it was then no amendments would have been made, right?, of course, keep those lies coming.

As for the undocumented workers, as was attributed to Ronald Reagan “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. When the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. This too will pass, the real problem is the narcos, arms and people smugglers and that’s what the focus should be on.

Don’t you find it funny that no one ever voted for Brewer for Governor, she is trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, it’s all about politics, do not be fooled. In the last few months Busy Brewer has passed S.B. 1070, no permit conceal weapons law, the famous Birthers law, banning Ethnic studies law, (could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona) and if history is a lesson and if she can read, she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which failed when legally challenged) and the craziest one the boycott of Martin Luther King Day, not wanting another holiday, how crazy is that. I believe there is an undercurrent to their enactment of new laws, they real love following a distinct pattern. Poor Brewer, in an attempt to gain sympathy, in an interview she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) and we find out her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955 (watch her play the victim card, again) and then she went to Washington and came back empty as always, poor dear.



I say kick every illegal out of the country....hurray for Jane Brewer....I applaude her and her actions, not only taken against illegal immigrants, but also against Obama and his goons!!!

The next moove by Obama needs to be a federal sales tax to fund law suits
against rogue state legislatures and a new law banning the word illegal.Dictionnarys must be changed and schools must eradicate the concept
of illegal immigration.

The Federal Government is an enemy to it's own people.


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