Arizona Governor Brewer files appeal against blocking of certain parts of Immigration Law
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 10:42 pm
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) – Governor Jan Brewer filed on Thursday an expedited appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the blocking imposed over controversial parts of the SB 1070, the Arizona’s Immigration Law.
“Today I filed an expedited appeal with the Ninth Circuit asking the court to lift the injunction put in place by Judge Bolton yesterday against certain provisions of SB 1070,” Brewer said. “I have also asked the Ninth Circuit to expedite the briefing schedule and its ruling, since Congress and the President have once again failed to act.”
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked sections of the SB 1070 that allow police to determine the immigration status under certain circumstances and also blocked a portion that makes it a crime in the state for a legal resident alien to travel without immigration papers.
“Illegal immigration is an ongoing crisis the State of Arizona did not create and the federal government has refused to fix. SB 1070 protects all of us, every Arizona citizen and everyone here in our state lawfully. It ensures that the constitutional rights of all in Arizona are undiminished.”
Brewer blamed the federal government of the current dispute for considering that the Obama administration has not honored its responsibilities to enforce the laws. The Arizona Governor also remarked that the state cannot sustain the elevated costs of immigration and the continued erosion of their time-honored legal immigrant traditions.
Despite the claims expressed by Brewer, Judge Bolton’s ruling has been approved by most federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
“As Governor of the state of Arizona, I will honor my core principles and my sworn oath to protect the citizens of this great state and, therefore, I will not back down,” Brewer concluded.