Arizona Governor Brewer Considering Changing Immigration Law
Now that a federal appeals court has decided not to act until November, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is considering changes to the state’s controversial immigration law.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law and appealed a ruling blocking its most controversial sections, said Friday she would consider changes to “tweak” the law to respond to the parts U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton faulted.
“Basically we believe (the law) is constitutional but she obviously pointed out faults that can possibly be fixed, and that’s what we would do,” Brewer told The Associated Press. She said she’s talking to legislative leaders about the possibility of a special session, but said no specific changes had been identified.
But Brewer has also vowed to fight Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling all the way to the Supreme Court. And she won’t get much support from the Arizona legislature for changing the law.
“Why would we help her?” asked Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix. “This bill is so flawed and clearly a federal judge agrees.”
House Speaker Kirk Adams said there would be little support among fellow Republicans to weaken the law.
And Senator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of SB 1070, says he’ll only support measures to make the law stronger.Click here for reuse options!
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