July 28th, 2010
04:13 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain, Kyl 'deeply disappointed in the court's ruling'

(CNN) – Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl released a statement Monday regarding the United States District Court of Arizona's decision:

"We are deeply disappointed in the court's ruling today and disagree with the court's opinion that the Arizona's law will unduly 'burden' the enforcement of federal immigration law.

"Instead of wasting tax payer resources filing a lawsuit against Arizona and complaining that the law would be burdensome, the Obama Administration should have focused its efforts on working with Congress to provide the necessary resources to support the state in its efforts to act where the Federal government has failed to take responsibility."

"After this decision, it's even more important to implement our Ten Point Border Security plan to protect Arizonans and our country."

Read a statement from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer after the jump.


"We don't know exactly where we are going to go. We knew that regardless of what happened today one side or the other side was going to appeal. ... So this begins the process," Brewer said. "This is an injunction. They have not heard the merits of the bill. ... This is just an injunction, a temporary injunction.

"We are going to continue to request that we get heard on this and the citizens of Arizona are protected.

"I think it is important that they, the federal government, got relief from the courts to not do their job. That means now they have got this temporary injunction, they need to step up and do the job that they have the responsibility to do for the people of America and the people of Arizona." -Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.


Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • issues • John McCain • Jon Kyl
soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Naqib

    We have a problem....
    It's your job to fix it...
    You don't do anything...
    We try....
    You say no you can't....
    You continue to do nothing...

    Democrats... gotta love it

    July 28, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Time to either secede, or move out of the US.

    July 28, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Bob

    Of course Kyle and McCain are deeply disappointed in the judges decision. They are both racists!! Nice "job" by the CNN ticker NOT to mention what section of the Immigration law the District Court shot down......

    July 28, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. w l jones

    What the problem in Arizonia? The state police and National Guard come direct under the control of the state !! look like the state is not durning it job controling it border. Said enough.

    July 28, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. vic

    There are many laws in the book to keep illegal immigrants keep out of your state

    There is law in the book people can’t hire illegal immigrants why don’t go behind of employer who hire illegal immigrants you don’t because they vote for you

    Arizona law SB1070 totally political motivated truth spoke today

    July 28, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. G-Nope-A-Saur

    The Obama administration could have worked with Congress to provide the necessary resources, except that any attempts by the Democrats to implement any plans were greeted with "it's not enough, we want more" from the Republics.

    July 28, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. Robert

    SHAME ON YOU MCCAIN. You are a truly hypocrit. You know Arizone is distorting the actual numbers for political gain with those who do not read the facts about immigration.

    July 28, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Tayo

    This is a case of kettle calling pot black? Where are these GOP folks during Bush era during which we don't even have half of the border security effort that the Obama administration have put in.

    All they enjoy doing is to block common sense legislations, including dealing with the immigration problems because of their selfish and political gains!

    July 28, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Tony

    If they wouldn't block a comprehensive immigration strategy then maybe they wouldn't have reason to be disappointed.
    Oh I forgot, they don't want immigration!
    My bad.

    July 28, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. NC

    They should have said we just want to get elected because our wives don't want us home.

    July 28, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Marjorie

    I am curious about Senator McCain's record/involvement in the immigation issue before President Obama's presidency.

    July 28, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. pierce

    It's not their state.
    One of these days, Ariz. will pass a bill to get rid of these immigrant geezers who have settled in this state.

    July 28, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. b. o. stinks

    well the gates are open now arent they how many votes is barrie boi going to get out of this? open borders I am changing my name to jose so i can get welfare free medical and rape and kill and just be deported back to mexico and then i can cross thr border and do it all over again

    July 28, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. Voice of Reason

    Completely hypocritical. If these guys are so concerned about illegal immigration, then why have they been so silent on this? Their biggest gripe is that the Fed isnt enforcing the law like they want them to – so where are Arizona's Senators? You know – those guys who represent AZ at the National (Federal) level?

    Here's what it is: A political football. Brewer is catering to the ignorant redneck bigots in her state, and the GOP senators who are turning a blind eye to this are using it to build hubris for their cause.

    Fact Check:
    1. This administration has deported more people than the previous.
    2. One of the 5 main points that this President wanted to focus on is immigration reform. But the GOP has stalled, stalled, stalled and stalled enough to assure that wont ever happen.

    These two imbecile Senators from AZ should take a good long look in the mirror before they start saying anything about this fiasco.

    July 28, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. Laverne

    John McCain is the joke of the century. To read his comments and know his stance in the past years is a big laugh. He is pandering so hard to the republicans that he is losing who is really is a person and politician. He is a big disappointment on every hand and has grown to be a bitter old man! : (

    July 28, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Derrick

    Let's back up about 9 years ago when George W. Bush campaigned on fixing illegal immigration in this country.

    As we all know, he DIDN'T DO ANYTHING about illegal immigration once he was elected and re-elected. I voted for him because he said he was going to at least make an effort to fix it and he did nothing!!!

    The Bush family doesn't want illegal immigration fixed in this country because his brother, Jeb Bush, is married to an illegal immigrant addicted to drugs straight from Mexico! This is a FACT!

    John McCain DIDN'T DO ANYTHING either. John McCain campaigned right next to Bush about illegal immigration reform and NOTHING HAPPENED!

    John McCain is continuing to play politics knowing that illegal immigration in this country will never be fixed. John McCain along with the Republican's in office continue to use this issue to stirrup issues during election time. Once election time is over, the issue is forgotten.

    Doesn't anyone remember the Bush years just 9 years ago?!!! Come on people! Wake up!

    He knows it, I know it, and the American people know it!

    July 28, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. Pragmatic

    Didn't mind when "the court" decided that deep water drilling was fine & dandy ...

    Whining that "After this decision, it's even more important to implement our Ten Point Border Security plan to protect Arizonans and our country." – just begs the question of what were you two doing 2000-2008 to solve this problem??????? NOTHING! The GOP had the White House and big majorities in both houses 2000-2006 – and wandered in the wilderness all those years ...

    July 28, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. Michelle

    the law should have been allowed to go into effect. The federal gov't has failed badly to protect our borders and controll immigration. This country is going downhill fast with immigrants. Everyone should come here the right way following the law. Arizona was only protecting the interest of it's legal citizens, something the feds can't seem to do. A trend is forming with other states trying for similar laws. Maybe the feds should take a hint and get out of the way.

    July 28, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. erica

    i agree with the fact that they will block parts of the immigration law , i can't see your comment

    July 28, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. rositaCA

    ohhhh deply dissapointed!! Arizona's politicians are ALL a bunch of prejudice people! they have not stop and think without the "ilegal aliens" as they call the people who don't have their papers............they will have nothing to eat, no one will be serving the restaurants, no one to clean their homes, no one to do their yard work, no one to harvest their vegetables, grapes, fruit, etc. Their children will NEVER do that type of jobs! great news today!!!

    July 28, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. ib

    what a stupid ruling by this judge. I hope the state appeals it and wins. Our borders have to be protected and policed and the federal gov. is spending all its time and our money trying to keep from it. Disgusting.

    July 28, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. False conspiracy fears are GOP Taliban tactics

    Arizona should not get any federal tax dollars until their attempt at profiling is off the books.

    July 28, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. Seriously?

    Bend over America! This is just the beginning. When the federal government is too burdened to enforce OUR LAWS it's time to KICK THEM OUT! We need a government FOR THE PEOPLE of this country, AMERICA, NOT for Mexico or any other country on the face of this planet. We need people running this country who have a backbone to stand up to all of this corruption and special interest. What is happening in this country is disgusting. With the bunch of bozos running this country now – Americans don't stand a chance.

    July 28, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  24. Video Guy

    If Johnny had won the election, he would be taking the same view.

    July 28, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  25. bertina

    If there was a border security plan, that should have been the first law enacted since the Arizonans have been whining about border security.

    July 28, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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