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But -- getting back up just hours ago Michigan attorney general Mike tax file illegal brave.
Signed by attorneys generals and eight other states in one US territory.
So -- pilot and what does a -- say Michigan attorney general Cox joins us live good evening -- so first about I'm telling viewers where this.
This brief has been -- -- has been bouncer.
Greta we filed -- in that federal district court in Arizona where the Obama administration is suing governor brewer.
And the citizens of Arizona as you indicated there's a total of nine states and basically where we're standing up for the principle of state sovereignty.
That this that the state of Arizona can address problems concurrently to the federal government especially the federal government isn't doing the job it's supposed to.
-- states -- Florida Alabama Nebraska Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota did and an -- to take a look at the certificate of service but.
And I think and they most of the night.
And I got most of magnate legendary they may not know the grand island's.
They got a -- Texas.
How do the show -- back any would be if state senate have file these are an even filed by Democrats are of these are represented by Republicans.
Right now these are all Republican states there is released at ten other states who said they want to jump in -- this case progressed.
As you know Greta for attorney general saying governors is very important principle.
The idea that states are they -- an important powers that they're concurrent in our federal system.
And ideas states I've -- the state can operate concurrently where the federal government isn't solving a localized problem.
Goes back you know 200 years to the founding in fact won the great Supreme Court justice of all time.
Louis Brandeis once said that at this a great incident the Federalist system that states can experiment.
And ways that benefit the nation.
Hi Kelly did dynamics in your home state you're running for governor against that -- -- who also wants it.
Is out of a primary runoff -- -- is he an agreement has he come out and said that he supports assert that.
I haven't seen anything from not -- all -- in this.
On this issue.
I expected -- -- does.
But I I can tell you that.
Everywhere I go across the state -- mission we are border state as well people are very worried.
About what's going out in Arizona for two reasons the idea that the federal government's falling down on the job.
And that did that governor brewer had to step up.
Attempt to fix a problem that the feds are supposed to be taking care and then Charlie -- -- the idea of of illegal immigration.
You know we had a terrorist attack attempted terrorist attack over Christmas.
And we are -- border state and people are concerned that they rightly should be.
Have you spoken to governor brewer at all.
Yes who we spoke okay for quite awhile yesterday.
As she was very grateful that Michigan and eight other states were joining the fight.
As standing up for the idea that she's standing up for.
You know that the reality is cities.
It's all Arizona is doing is nearing what federal law are already allows this that the reasonable suspicion -- section two which says that fleece us as reasonable -- this suspicion.
That felons and illegal immigrant are on documented that they hold them to verify.
That congress passed a law saying that -- attorney general of the united states -- -- it should cooperate with this congress has.
That states and the federal government would work together in the way to Arizona is trying to do.
If this is so obvious to you and the other Republicans have -- in this and of course Arizona.
Why do you think President Obama and -- Justice Department filed this lawsuit against Arizona.
You know Greta I don't quite understand I think perhaps they're out of touch or their defensive -- by the fact that they haven't done anything to move the ball or could be very well what Senator McCain or.
I think said earlier said that it was -- crass attempt to try and and a -- in the Hispanic vote going forward I hope that's not the case.
Because I expect there's a lot of Hispanics all across the country.
Oh who want to stamp for idea secure borders and idea that states -- fend for their citizens when the federal government isn't.
It is a step back has quite interest to what's going on this country in the in the fact that day your state is joining in Arizona bunch Republican them -- attorneys generals -- governors and you've also got the same sort of lines drawn on the national health care of the pending lawsuits and in.
In Virginia and enough Florida made very interesting how we have this dynamic this they're sent to divide and -- fight it out.
Quite aggressively right now.
Well -- think it's really -- matter where the federal government is.
Do the same to the states you don't matter.
You know they want to control everything you whether it be health care policy immigration policy even when they're failing.
And I think it's just natural pushed back by state thing.
They win the founders got together they created this cold extensive system.
Where there's a federal government and states and their powers reserved to the states and to the people that he put forth -- the tenth amendment.
And states have the right to assert their sovereignty and we're certainly doing that -- health care.
And we're standing up with governor -- to do that here immigration especially.
I am 36 supplemented quick question do you think it's more of a divide between state governments and state rights and the federal government employs them on the divide between Republicans or Democrats.
I think it's more the fact that the federal government and states.
LA oftentimes whether it's fighting lemon laws or our mortgage -- regulation mortgage brokers.
Attorney generals and governors push back against -- federal government and so this is natural.
The tension that exists in our federal system and a good one especially where.
The federal government is letting down.
It here in immigration and here we have a state stepping forward in trying to protect its citizens.
I want -- -- -- -- got five -- I didn't have a live my producer but you intended go to the argument on this matter which is later this month.
No we filed an amicus brief were not allowed time to oral but for oral antibiotics you'll will be filing it I can -- cannot thank you share.
Thank you very much -- -- could --
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