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Arizona governor Jan Brewer says her state is quote under attack and she's not talking about illegal aliens she's sporting her finger.
At President Obama and the Department of Justice.
This after the federal government filed their lawsuit seeking to throw out Arizona's new crackdown on illegal immigration.
Brewer calling a lawsuit a massive waste of tax -- funds.
I think that this commitment not only played here in Arizona that I movement -- United States that people want some action from the federal government.
And so we would probably see.
These types of bills being -- another state -- we need the federal government to do their job and if they don't do it than Arizona well.
Joining me now Arizona Republican state senator Russell Pearce thank you so much for being with us.
As you look back on this and you -- one of the sponsors of the original Arizona legislation.
What he wanted was a federal government I'm sure to take action on illegal immigration particularly for people in your state they didn't they've done this instead.
Looking back would you have done something different other than pass the law you passed.
Absolutely -- A first ball it's kind of interesting I mean we knew we blame the federal government -- there's lot of blame there.
I mean they want -- further in the region there -- us live like to further their non enforcement policies interior portion that is now 75%.
Under this administration.
-- that the states are just as responsible that was set.
Ever gets it wrong that he had been a joint Everett has always been a joint effort had congress wanted to preempt the states there's never been a preemption by the way.
They -- you disciplinary powers they've never done that.
And absent that the stage under the supremacy clause in the United States constitution.
Have a responsibility.
To enforce these -- it's always been a joint ever -- a truly said.
We have sanctuary policies all over this country.
By cities LA San Francisco San Diego Phoenix Denver.
Houston Dallas all of the country policies that restrict law enforcement.
Don't little -- a lot.
Illegals a crime.
You know and Arizona didn't make illegal illegal was already a legal.
In illegals not a race it is a crime and it's just urging that these are violations of law it is against the federal law to have a sanctuary policies.
But do they should go -- it's absolutely not and those -- -- violation of the law yet -- him after her dormant for enforcing the law.
This is patently insulting.
To the American people and there's -- ignoring the damage during the debate of 1070.
You know again -- federal law.
That they've had good -- good porch put into state statute in a way that they're going to enforce -- -- -- all we're gonna take enough is enough law enforcement support has been overwhelmingly.
And it lets things how it is still snowing tomorrow has been challenged by the ACLU and others in the senate and you've taken the -- -- that that case would've made it to the Supreme Court anyway the federal government didn't need to bring this action.
So you expected New York Arizona State -- ought to be challenged from the beginning.
You bet and -- first army had the -- giveaway at in and go after a state for a fortune along protect their citizens again insulting.
But in prop 200 that I wrote they get on the author of -- seven they've worked hard on.
Actually for five years I've introduced -- for five years.
It also so it's not brand new we finally got to through the governor this woman decided.
And that's and I appreciate that but they should disrupt prop two -- -- simply go -- from voting fraud welfare fraud ACLU mauled off from the rest of the at Argus.
You know they should resolve that and went to the -- ninth circuit and we prevailed.
Seven time -- The employer sanctions they should -- on that we we've we prevailed after fighting five court challenge.
Do you predict enjoy your heart -- but at the bottom line is the goal was to keep Arizona in safe.
And to punish those who are here illegally why wasn't the federal legislation that existed enough.
Willow would have been had the enforced at the begin because of federal law you loathing of authority and responsibility.
We've allowed Cuba to hide behind this it's a federal -- It has never been a -- problem.
Once they cross that border -- our neighborhoods our citizens are taxpayers.
Two point seven billion dollars -- in Arizona to educate medicate incarcerate that doesn't have the job -- to Americans.
26 year high and unemployment all right we have an obligation to Americans to stand up for her bit.
And they have a constitutional right you bring you bring -- a lot of promoting -- and our laws that I know went into the drafting of this legislation obviously you stand behind it today senator thank you.
Yes sure think you're gonna let -- think -- cash.
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