Arizona files appeal to keep immigration enforcement law

The immigration issue is not going anywhere for November elections. Arizona has filed its brief in its bid to get the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by U.S. district court judge Susan Bolton which blocked several provisions of its disputed anti-illegal immigration law:

Gov. Jan Brewer’s lawyers on Thursday filed the first brief in their appeal of a ruling that put the most controversial elements of Arizona’s new immigration law on hold.

The governor says the federal ruling blocking portions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law “has caused irreparable harm” to the state’s residents.

Brewer wants the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to reverse the ruling U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton made last month.

The governor’s office says Bolton abused her discretion by applying the wrong legal standards and basing her ruling on the federal government’s speculation that it would be harmed by Arizona’s law. Brewer says the judge ignored key provisions of federal law that allow states to enforce immigration law.

“The decision to suspend portions of SB 1070 has caused irreparable harm to the safety and well-being of Arizona’s citizens who continue to suffer every day that the federal government refuses to do its job,” Brewer said in a written statement.

Blogger Dave in Texas has a link to the state’s filing here.

I’ve not read the brief but hopefully it talks about the how the administration is clearly inconsistent on the topic of federal versus state enforcement of immigration laws considering that it has done nothing to sue so-called “sanctuary cities,” municipalities that have outright stated that they won’t enforce laws against illegal immigration.

If the administration actually cared about keeping immigration enforcement in federal hands, sanctuary cities would be just as anathema to it as Arizona’s law is. That’s simply not the case however.

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