Governor battles to keep provision of SB1070

Law aimed at state penalty for harboring illegal immigrants

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer — or at least her attorneys — will get a chance to argue that Arizona should be allowed to enforce a law aimed at those who harbor illegal immigrants.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled an April 2 hearing to decide whether to overturn a trial judge’s conclusion last year that the law, a provision of the controversial SB 1070 approved by lawmakers, is illegal. Brewer contends that U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton got it wrong.

Brewer is trying to salvage some parts of the 2010 law that she signed in front of a live audience on national television which has since been picked apart by federal courts.

In a ruling last year, the U.S. Supreme Court already has invalidated three sections of the statute.

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logodle on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 7:44am

Prevent this activity by stopping the illegal entry of people and contraband

Proud US Citizen on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 7:51am

The Judge stated: “….the federal government retains exclusive jurisdiction
to prosecute them…..” So what do we do when the federal government REFUSES
to do anything?? Anxiously awaiting the open border illegal alien lovers to
“chime in”….

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