Brewer asks Supreme Court to permit expanded SB 1070 enforcement

illegal-immigration_mediumBy Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star

Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the nation’s high court to let Arizona enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor those in the country illegally.

Legal papers filed Monday on the governor’s behalf at the Supreme Court contend there is nothing improper about the state having its own laws aimed at controlling immigration. John Bouma, Brewer’s chief legal counsel, said the fact there are federal laws criminalizing the same conduct does not preempt state action.

If nothing else, Bouma told the justices the injunction blocking enforcement of the law while its legality is debated is improper, as there has been no showing anyone is at risk of imminent harm.

But Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said there is no reason for the high court to intervene, asserting the lower courts clearly were correct in concluding Arizona cannot have its own laws aimed at illegal immigration.


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