Supreme Court Taking Up Ariz. Immigration Law Case
Gov. Jan Brewer pleased with decision
- Duration 4:32
- Date Dec 13, 2011
Gov. Jan Brewer pleased with decision
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Big news the highest court in the land Green lights Arizona's immigration case.
The US Supreme Court announced that it will indeed take up this controversial law.
Next spraying on their docket and this will be a key test for the Obama administration.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is the author of the book scorpions for breakfast which she likes to eat and he is now governor good morning -- here.
Good morning Martha escaping be with you you know you story has been incredible because you started this ball rolling when you became the governor of Arizona and you looked at how much money sent hundreds of millions of dollars -- -- was losing.
-- illegal immigration right.
Attaching a little bit about how you feel now that -- really push this you have been dogged in this fight.
That you believe that the federal government is not doing its job and then it cost your state a tremendous amount of money to do the job you can the government should be doing.
And now it go to the Supreme Court what happens now.
Well we're just first let me say Martha that we are so pleased that this Supreme Court agreed to hear.
The senate bill that is thing controversy across the country but we all know that.
For years now Arizona has been the recipient of illegal immigration we -- -- gateway anti American it's costing it millions of dollars every year.
-- because of the federal government's.
I'm an adequate day enforcement of their federal laws and so.
We feel that as arizonans and as governor I feel that I have the responsibility to protect my citizens.
And at the federal government's not going to do it then we're gonna step up and we're gonna help them -- With the ruling that we received yesterday that we you know we're looking for clarity what is it.
That they're going to do -- they just couldn't fit on their hands and do nothing I they believe us defense the defense left.
Hot Alabama Georgia.
South Carolina Utah -- we have many states that are under the same situation Arizona is.
And I had governor I'm not gonna sit still and just let me I'm not Arizona.
And -- has still there's no no doubt about that it eight if it's interesting because I -- you were shocked initially.
That the it department -- -- came after you with this before the -- was even implemented.
Before anything actually happen that would -- allowed essentially.
-- police officers and law enforcement officials once someone has been pulled over detained for another offense to ask them by the way.
Do you happen to be in this country legally.
And they came after a part of that whole effort and the solicitor general was in -- Elena Kagan she's now on the Supreme Court and it appears that she will -- -- herself.
From this and debate as it comes into the Supreme Court are from this argument as it comes into the court we think about that.
Well I think he made the right decision and I believe that she you know she did had a conflict because she was giving advice in regards to the situation so.
You know I'm I'm pleased I think that she made the right decision I don't think it's gonna say too much about how the decision's gonna come down because I would assume these you would have been -- no anyway.
But that we you know we're looking for five solid votes and I'm hopeful that that will receive those as we did on the employer -- bill I think we have a very compelling case.
When the bill was going through the legislature I moderate candidate I wanted to make absolutely -- The I's were dotted the tees were cracked and wanted to be absolutely.
The clear that it had to work that had to be constitutional and that it didn't step on anybody's civil right yeah and our bill does exactly that -- I I feel very confident there will be successful.
I would just like to say much I appreciate the people.
Across the United States that have supported -- -- in this fight that we have with the federal government by contributing to our legal defense fund in all the support and encouragement.
Means a lot to me and certainly to the people of Arizona get the doesn't just affect Arizona and -- everyone.
-- -- -- I mean the administration has said that they're tougher than ever now on that border that they have put more boots on the ground -- just a quick comment on that for re election yesterday.
Well you know we appreciate what they've done on our border but the fact of the matter is is that our border is not secure are we still are the recipients of of the drug cartels and the crime that's taking place.
And -- and they and they have the ability to secure that border.
And we're not gonna be satisfied until it's done -- governor birth thank you very much great to have you as a guest today we have to -- again as this process moves forward.
Thank you have -- at the argument that some in the springtime we're gonna have two big ones ones immigration and one is so huge essential elements of discussion in this country that are gonna have really around the time of the election that was passed.