Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is commending the U.S. Supreme Court for agreeing to rule on whether several tough provisions of Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigration should stay blocked from implementation.
A federal judge last year issued a preliminary injunction requested by the U.S. Department of Justice to block implementation of key parts of the law known as SB1070.
Brewer reacted to the high court’s action Monday by saying she’s confident that the justices will uphold Arizona’s authority to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens.
Brewer adds that the case goes beyond Arizona and involves every state grappling with the costs of illegal immigration.
She says states deserve clarity from the court on what role states have in addressing that concern.