Congressman Gosar Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona Immigration Law

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Washington, DC, April 25, 2012 | comments
U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) issued the following statement today regarding oral argument in the United States Supreme Court Arizona v. United States.
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Congressman Gosar Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona Immigration Law

“Arizona Must Do What the Federal Government Refuses to Do”

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) issued the following statement today regarding oral argument in the United States Supreme Court Arizona v. United States

“In the fight to secure our borders, the federal government has abandoned Arizona and its citizens, leaving our families and communities to suffer the consequences of illegal immigration.  That is why I have been an avid supporter of the Arizona immigration law, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (S.B. 1070), since it was introduced.  Arizona was forced to fend for itself and enforce the laws already on the books because the Federal Government refused to.  I fully support legal and lawful immigration.   But we should not reward bad behavior and law breaking.   SB 1070 reflects that approach,” Gosar said. 

Congressman Gosar continued, “I feel strongly that the Obama administration erred in its decision to sue the state to block important provisions of this law and I am confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold Arizona’s rights to protect its citizens and law enforcement officers.  Our state and other states across the nation deserve the clarity that will come from the judgment in this case.” 

Recent national opinion-polling shows that Americans are increasingly supportive of this piece of legislation, favoring S.B. 1070 by a 65-31 margin.

The state law currently under review by the Supreme Court was enacted in 2010 to recognize and address the illegal immigration problem facing Arizona.

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