Arizona's governor to reveal plans for immigration law
May 9th, 2011
07:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Arizona's governor to reveal plans for immigration law

(CNN) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne will announce Monday what legal steps, if any, they're prepared to take following an injunction of the state's controversial immigration law, which is opposed by the Obama administration.

Among other things, the legislation would have required local law enforcement in Arizona to apprehend and help deport illegal immigrants. The Justice Department sued, arguing that only the federal government has that authority.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Its 2011, time for Arizona to stop the political grandstanding and divisiveness, and join the other 49 states in the United States of America.

    May 9, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  2. Lord Fhalkyn

    Not that I'm against immigration and all, but I think that this law shouldn't be challenged by the Federal government. If anything, Obama should adopt the immigration laws of Mexico! America is the only nation in the world that allows illegal immigrants to enter without any kind of harsh punishment.
    Oh yeah, quick afterthought: a lot of these "poor, helpless immigrants" are in the employ of some drug lord. I read about a guy in Texas (or was it Arizona or New Mexico?) who got shot- on his own ranch- by one of these illegals.

    May 9, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  3. NYCL Poster

    You just got to love ths situation. A state being taken to court by the Federal government for enforcing FEDERAL immigration laws. The destruction of America is right on course huh liberals?? Thanks for the "change"....and dont forget...soon Obama is going to pay for your mortg

    May 9, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    This is yet another example of the Republican Party ignoring the Constitution, which they claim to so dearly respect, honor, and defend. Individual states do not have the right take such actions and Arizona knows it. Arizona also knows that there has been tighter border security during the Obama administration, which has led to more arrests because of more funding and personnel.

    Granted there is more that can be done with immigration problems in the southwestern US, but taking an antognistic approaches to solving them does more to delay solutions than it does to implement them. Arizona can grandstand all they wish to detract from the headlines of the past week. The American public is still sore from the Republican sucker punch known as the 2010 mid-term elections. They are no longer fooled.

    May 9, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  5. diridi

    we need to have stringent immigration law....o.k, lot of unemployment here...o.k, i do not care what any one says...we need stricter immigration implementation....we need to have inspectors from immigration to nab who hire illegals...non-citizens...period...

    May 9, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Isn't it ironic that so much of the motive behind the illegal immigration has been instigated by GOP sponsored legislation?

    Republicans wanted the workers from the south of our borders as a source of cheap labor to break unions. The rendered forms such as the I-9, which requires proof of citizenship, moot by first not requiring employers to mail it in, and then later allowing employers to no dispose of the records after 3 years.

    May 9, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  7. jpmichigan

    It is very sad, when states find the need to defend itself for what the federal government will not do. Protect and serve the citizens of the United States. The Federal government does not have a problem protecting and serving the illegal immigrant, but does near to nothing to protect and serve legal citizens. Case in hand, those of the New Black Panthers that intimidate voters outside voting precincts, illegals immigrants that sell and supply drugs to our children and those who sneak across our boarders just to have children born in the US of A.

    May 9, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  8. Jose Santiago

    What a waste of time.

    May 9, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |