July 15th, 2010
08:02 AM ET
12 years ago

Police officer versus governor in Arizona immigration court battle

(CNN) - A Phoenix police officer's challenge to the new immigration law in Arizona could be settled in a court hearing Thursday.

Phoenix police officer David Salgado has sued Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer and is asking a federal judge to stall the implementation of the law until it can be proved that it is constitutional.

Brewer has asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. vic

    Arizona immigration law attracted many candidates. Candidates running for governors, senate, house representative, state senate and state representative supporting the Arizona law so I spoke to some small business owners they are smarter than these candidates

    Small business are suffering because people are not spending money if illegal immigrants leave the town many rental property become vacant, grocery store have less customers it will go on

    Bring illegal immigrants in the system then easy to identify the criminals then deport the criminals

    Can our candidates thing practical like small business owners

    July 15, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. larry

    You go officer Salgado. Brewer, you just go away.

    July 15, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. Marcus

    It's good to live in country were a law officer can question the constitutionality of the law he has to enforcer?
    Sure it is.
    If there's no ground for his claims then he'll be properly disciplined for his lame act, but if there's something then he won't be forced to act like a dictatorship's police.

    July 15, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Debbie

    Cop is in a no win. He has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. The 4th amendment says the Fed is the Supreme Law of the land. Brewer states cop must follow state law and Feds say cop must follow Constitution law. Either way the cop will lose job.

    Which may be what happens to the US Supreme Court. If they rule in favor of AZ they have just stated the Constitution (4th amendment) is no longer the highest law of the land and thus no need for a Supreme Court.

    July 15, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  5. andy

    This guy is no cop. He swore to uphold the law..He has violated his oath of office.

    July 15, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. Liz the First

    Nice to see there are some people of courage in Arizona who are willing to stand up to their tyrant of a governor and the mob mentality running rampant in that state. This new law is unconstitutional and un-American! just because a majority of people like something doesn't make it right. if the majority decided to reinstate slavery, should we do it???

    July 15, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. marlene

    Good luck to the officer. The proponents of the AZ law seem to think that putting immigrants in jail is the solution. My question is where? They will have to be put some where until a deportation hearing. Again, I ask where? They never address that question. Oh yea, then we can ask who is going to pay for this detention? Tax payers, that's who.

    July 15, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |

    You might know he is a Mexican. Give it up. This guy does not need to be on the Police Department. When people break the law it is his duty to enforce it. Mexicans are like African Americans if he is one of theirs he does no wrong.

    July 15, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Mark

    Do your job or be fired. That should be the response by this officers chief. Uphold the law! But I can see by the spelling of his last name that he may have some illegals already in the states.

    July 15, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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