June 25th, 2012
10:55 AM ET

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on immigration ruling: We won

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on her state's controversial immigration law:

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholds Heart of SB 1070

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens. After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.

“While we are grateful for this legal victory, today is an opportunity to reflect on our journey and focus upon the true task ahead: the implementation and enforcement of this law in an even-handed manner that lives up to our highest ideals as American citizens. I know the State of Arizona and its law enforcement officers are up to the task. The case for SB 1070 has always been about our support for the rule of law. That means every law, including those against both illegal immigration and racial profiling. Law enforcement will be held accountable should this statute be misused in a fashion that violates an individual’s civil rights.

“The last two years have been spent in preparation for this ruling. Upon signing SB 1070 in 2010, I issued an Executive Order directing the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) to develop and provide training to ensure our officers are prepared to enforce this law efficiently, effectively and in a manner consistent with the Constitution. In recent days, in anticipation of this decision, I issued a new Executive Order asking that this training be made available once again to all of Arizona’s law enforcement officers. I am confident our officers are prepared to carry out this law responsibly and lawfully. Nothing less is acceptable.

“Of course, today’s ruling does not mark the end of our journey. It can be expected that legal challenges to SB 1070 and the State of Arizona will continue. Our critics are already preparing new litigation tactics in response to their loss at the Supreme Court, and undoubtedly will allege inequities in the implementation of the law. As I said two years ago on the day I signed SB 1070 into law, ‘We cannot give them that chance. We must use this new tool wisely, and fight for our safety with the honor Arizona deserves.’”

Filed under: Arizona • Immigration
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  1. Showmeyerpapers

    Not only have illegal invaders slit the throats of the working man they are responsible for 75% of the crime here in denver radioreference dot com monitor police and ems frequencies for yourself they must have killed 250000Americans in the last 50 years look at lapd online all most wanted 95% spanic. I knew newt was the sh samich. I dont care if an illegal sailed with washington , REMOVE THEM! The states want the laws ENFORCED PERIOD! Theyll bankrupt EVERY STATE! LOOK AT CALIFORNIA FOR GOD SAKE! Mehico is a cultural catastrophe and our govt has helped them spread their societal ills across our great nation. We would have the highest standard of living on earth if it wasnt for the constant stranglehold on our economy due to the invasion and occupation of our soverign land. Look noone wants to break up families just be sure to get them all on the same bus with the anchor offspring seated up front. What about all the american families torn apart by the federal invasion policy in effect. The

    June 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Showmeyerpapers

    Congratulations Jan Brewer! YOU ROCK BABE! YEAH MU FU YEAH! Jobs americans dont want? That crap is soo tired. Try the construction industry, transportation industry, health care industry, service and hospitality industry. Those are all jobs americans wont do right? Cdot yeah americans dont want to work on the highways any more, we dont need ANY jobs at all. With the invasion and affirmative action, white males have been really scrambling for decades and its sickening! All this crap just to be able to identify criminals. Hopefully their diplomatic immunity runs dry soon. Ive moved through 4 states to get away from third world wages and standard of living. Im so sorry my fellow americans that our rotten fed gov has thrown our lives and much of our nation away. I know many many americans feel like i do, WEVE HAD IT! Nothing to lose now, they stole my time, time to enjoy my short life, time to build something for retirement. nothing to lose..

    June 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Showmeyerpapers

    Ancestors? My ancestors were the clovis, eastern europeans, hunted mammoth and mastadon on what is now north america long before any mexicans or indians ever existed. Im blonde and blue eyed, a genuine native of north america!

    June 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Showwho the papers,ya sound like a perfect match for the supreme white race remember Hitler,all blond haired,blue eyed men and women,how different,sounds like your a beach bimbo to me ,are ya big boy!!!

      June 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pat VanWinkle


    Keep up the fight. You are in the majoriy. We love you!!!!

    June 25, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • IgnoranceIsn'tBliss

      The majority where? Not in this country? Maybe at a Tea Part convention but certainly not in this country. Jan will pay for her stupidity politically. The whole SB1070 wasn't even about illegal immigration to begin with but some of you are too stupid to realize this.......

      June 26, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Stu Nahan

    PRAY for Arizona, Sheriff Joe, and Jan Brewer, they are our forward troops in this invasion. Pray for America! What you see is a result of a spiritual battle. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 The first federal gov opened with prayer before any gov business was addressed. How far we let them fall. Good day

    June 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. machinegunpublishing

    I thought John King's show got cancelled? Why? He is the awesome.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. machinegunpublishing

    I'm praying for Arizona, Stu Nahan, I'm praying you're in Arizona during a good sand storm.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
    • IgnoranceIsn'tBliss

      Lmao@Machine. I don't even think a sandstorm could save him from his ignorance and stupidity.

      June 26, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. ronvan

    I JUST DON'T KNOW!! What is the problem with "legal immigration", or getting a temporary work permit? Does it take to long, to expensive,not enough people to process background checks and process paperwork? Lets not forget that those "employers" that rely on immigrants did try to hire legals, and out of work Americans! It did not work!! Build enough places, on the border, to process those that want to enter. Get them cleared prior to geting into the states, and then let the state immigration deport those that get into trouble, break our laws, etc..

    June 26, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • IgnoranceIsn'tBliss

      Ron, remember, the people who oppose your argument don't read much and when they do it is usually something useless like some sensationalized garbage like the Star Magazine, so they aren't going to know anything about what farmers tried to do in Alabama, Georgia or even Arizona where over 1 billion dollars worth lettuce crops were left to rot because farmers couldn't find affordable labor to pick the harvest.

      June 26, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. IgnoranceIsn'tBliss

    Lmao@Peter Knight. I think it was 3 out 4 in either case she lost the majority, yet she claims she won. That's that good ole Tea Party ideology at work, even though you've obviously failed, you delude yourself and the idiots around you into thinking "you've won." To some to of these imbeciles she's become a hero, just look at some of these posts they've called her a "patriot and hero!" I mean how do you call an ignorant modern day failure a "hero?" I'm speechless, following their line of reasoning Hitler must have been a Greek God then.........Zeus!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pete

    Yeah,Brewer saying she won this one,how wrong can this delushional blond be, been out in the sun too long,heat gets her brain rattled.Two of those existing parts of this bill are on thin ice legally being challenged in court,then its all over for the blond bimbo from Arizona,who as you know graduated from the Bush speech academy.Saw it here on CNN yesterday,real hilarious how she stammered on every word,looking like a drunk trying to look intelligently sober,it doesn't work,republicans have been like that for years but that's just ignorence that holds them back .Not that drunk thing,its not that easy for them to over come,being intelligent ,which they're not and trying to express something intelligent as well,not knowing how intelligent people really act.Brewers been like this since shes been elected but that's Arizonas voters,they've all been out in the sun too long or too senile to really care,retiring in the state because their northern doctors told them to for health reasons..Look at McCain,Brewer,don't they typify the likes of 90% of the population in Arizona,old,white and senile,like all those retirees in their retirement communities,all of them senile,old racist just wasting away there,not wanting anyone near their money..

    June 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
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