“This fight is far from over. In fact, it is just the beginning, and at the end of what is certain to be a long legal struggle, Arizona will prevail in its right to protect our citizens. I am deeply grateful for the overwhelmingly support we have received from across our nation in our efforts to defend against the failures of the federal government.
“I have consulted with my legal counsel about our next steps. We will take a close look at every single element Judge Bolton removed from the law, and we will soon file an expedited appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
“For anyone willing to see it -- the crisis is as clear as is the federal government’s failure to address it.
“The judge herself noted that the stash houses where smugglers hide immigrants from Mexico before bringing them into the country's interior have become a fixture on the news in Arizona and that, ‘You can barely go a day without a location being found in Phoenix where there are numerous people being harbored.’”
“When I signed the bill on April 23rd, I said, SB 1070 – represents another tool for our state to use as we work to address a crisis we did not create and the federal government has actively refused to fix. The law protects all of us, every Arizona citizen and everyone here in our state lawfully. And, it does so while ensuring that the constitutional rights of ALL in Arizona are undiminished – holding fast to the diversity that has made Arizona so great.
“I will battle all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, for the right to protect the citizens of Arizona. Meanwhile, I also know we still have work to do in confronting the fear-mongers, those dealing in hate and lies and economic boycotts that seek to do Arizona harm.
“We have already made some progress in waking up Washington. But the question still remains: will Washington do its job, and put an end to the daily operations of smugglers in our nation, or will the delays and sidesteps continue? I believe that the defenders of the rule of law will ultimately succeed with us in our demand for action.”
Posted by Digger on July 28, 2010 05:32 PM (Permalink)
Clinton appointed Bolton, so what do you expect from a radical liberal white female?
Billy Boy probably selected her only minutes after Monica Jewess serviced him...uh, something about a white stain on a blue dress, remember?
I commend Judge Susan Bolton for taking the appropriate action. She stood firm against those exploiting this issue for political gain. Great Job.
Posted by: Stephen yates on July 28, 2010 06:55 PM
He was on the view "hell with American citizens" he has his priotities. At least calderon is happy.
Posted by: ron kowalski on July 28, 2010 06:58 PM
I agree with the previous post. These Arizona politicians have no real interest in solving the immigration issue or enacting true reforms to the system. They are simply using this as a political tool to further there agenda. Although it may help them in the short term, it will ruin their party in the end.
Posted by: Jerry Wilkins on July 28, 2010 07:00 PM
Cut the crap already, all you Obama Haters. The president is actually working to better our country unlike the right wing party of obstruction. Something tells me neither of the so called patriots on this site are millionares so what the hell is your deal ? The GOP-tea do not give a damn about you. Wake up ! The democrats are for the working man, and have your best interest at heart.
Posted by: Tom S on July 28, 2010 07:07 PM
All you Pro-Illegal Alien types like TOM S, Jerry Wilkins & Stephen Yates, I hope an illegal alien drunk driver crashes into you and you spend your miserable life in a wheel chair!
May a Mexican gang rape your wife & daughters!
Are you all aware that Obama has deported MORE illegals than Bush- deportations are UP 10-12% this year alone. In addition, more and more employers have been caught for employing illegals.
How does that fit into the bullshit stories you tell on these websites?
Posted by: mary on July 28, 2010 07:25 PM
Mary, every president has had a better record than Bush, so that isn't saying much. Because when it came to protecting our borders from illegals, Bush really, really sucked. Bad. So, even if deportations are up under O, illegal entry and re-entries are both way up too. That O, at best, is only a little worse than Bush was, isn't a resume builder.
Posted by: Connor G. on July 28, 2010 11:59 PM
CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE, ABOUT ARIZONA & THE ILLEGALS, ON WND.COM:
Posted by: TIRED OF ILLEGALS, DEPORT THEM! on July 29, 2010 12:38 AM
I applaude Governor Jan Brewer for standing up for her people, for her state and what's right. All those bleeding heart liberals and politically correct ones talk about human rights and discrimination. How about our rights as citizens of this country, how about our human rights? Every time somebody expresses patriotic feelings or takes a stand against something they feel is morally wrong and not fair to US citizens they are immediatly called racist and are accused of discrimination. Have these liberals sunk so low as to use this beaten up card as the only arguement? What a polarized, politicized ideology! I'm absolutely disgusted with it! More states should pass the same law and shame on the Judge for protecting the interests of the illegals and putting down US citizens and all the people who came into this country legally and worked hard on coming here the right way. I stand behind Governor Brewer and people of Arizona. And please remember the name of this country is United States of America not United Federal Government of America. When independent states united they created a Central Government only to have a common link between all states and gave the government very limited powers as not to go through the tyranny they experienced under the King's rule.