Arizona governor, Jan Brewer appeared on Fox News Sean Hannity‘s show last night, and pleaded with the audience to send money to her in Arizona. This money she claims will help her fight the Federal Government in her effort to implement the most controversial part of the bill she signed into law. The “Papers Please” part of the bill was temporary blocked by Judge Bolton yesterday, giving the Federal Government a small victory.
The bill was supposed to go into effect at midnight on 07/29/10. In its original form, the bill called for police officers to question anyone they suspect of being in Arizona illegally to provide proof that they’re a lawful residents or citizens.
Opponents of the law and the Department of Justice argued that the law was misguided, and will consume necessary resources away from the real problems of fighting the criminal element of illegal immigration to checking immigration status. Yesterday, a judge agreed with the Federal Government’s position and temporarily blocked this part of the law from going into effect.
On the Fix Fox News show, the Arizona Governor described the fight ahead, saying;
“This is a little road bump on the path. Today was a temporary hold put on the legislation on Senate Bill 1070. And of course, we realize that law — the lawsuit will continue through the court.” She goes on to say that her next move will be to file an expedited appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and being that this court is a “pretty liberal situation,” she believes the case will make it to the “superior – to the Supreme Court.”
Of course, this is another opportunity to make money, so Jan Brewer couldn’t help herself from reaching out to the audience for financial assistance. She said;
“I’m not a quitter. The people of Arizona are not quitters. America is not going to sit back, I don’t believe, and allow this type of action to take place. We are a nation of laws and we believe they need to be enforced.
And it’s unfortunate that it takes a little city or a little state like Arizona to fight the United States federal government, but that’s what we’re up to. And the encouragements, Sean, I will tell you from the people of Arizona, the people of America, are on our side.
And this is going to be, you know, a significant cost, of course, to the state of Arizona and so I just keep thanking people for their support and their encouragement, and ask them to be considerate and go to KeepAZsafe.com, my legal defense fund, and help us out with a five buck donation or a $50 donation.
We’re going to need it. But we’re not going to quit. We’re fighting for America.”
Fighting to give state police the ability to stop individuals because they look a certain way and ask for their papers? That’s not fighting for America, that’s more like fighting for 1942 Nazi Germany. The next step would be requiring all Latinos and other minorities to wear yellow badges whenever outdoors!
- Arizona to appeal judge’s immigration law ruling (theglobeandmail.com)
- Immigration ruling could send message to states (mysanantonio.com)
- Brewer: Ruling a “bump in the road” (dailykos.com)