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Governor rumored to be signing immigration bill TODAY
ABC15.Com ^ | April 23, 2010

Posted on 04/23/2010 10:21:19 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

PHOENIX – Multiple sources are reporting that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has made a decision to sign a controversial immigration bill today.

ABC15 cannot independently confirm that Brewer will take action today, but she has until Saturday to sign the bill, veto it or do nothing, which would still allow the bill to become law.

Check back for updates throughout the day.

While unveiling a new border security plan, Brewer said Thursday of the bill, "I'm gonna do it on my time and that it's...whether that means tonight, or tomorrow, or Saturday morning or Saturday night."

The bill would make it a state crime for undocumented immigrants to not have an alien registration document. If it moves through, it will go into effect in 90 days.

"I'm looking at it very diligently, and when I make my decision, you will be one of the first to know," Brewer said as she answered one reporter's question Thursday.

In addition to requiring immigrants to have their documents, the bill would require police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally.

It would also allow citizen lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws.

"I think we should all be concerned about racial profiling; it's illegal," Brewer said.

Brewer later spoke at the Chicanos Por La Casa Anniversary Gala, where she said she was not ready to announce her decision.

"I've heard your concerns about immigration reform, I understand what the issues are and how important they are to all of us," she said. "I am up to the challenge.

While I'm not prepared to announce a decision on Senate Bill 1070 this evening, I can tell you, what I decide will be based on doing what's right for Arizona."

At the same time, President Barack Obama says the government must enact immigration reform at the national level -- or leave the door open to "irresponsibility by others."

Obama says a failure to act will lead to more of what he called "misguided" efforts like an immigration bill in Arizona. If signed by the state's governor, the bill would require police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally.

Obama says he has instructed his administration to examine the Arizona bill to see if it violates people's civil rights.

Obama spoke a naturalization ceremony in the Rose Garden for 24 active duty service members. Obama says the service members represent true patriotism for having served a country they could not yet call their own.

Obama said, "Our failure to act responsible at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe. In fact, I've instructed members of my administration to closely monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation. But if we continue to fail to act at the federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country.”

He continued, "These men and women met their responsibilities, they played by the rules, they have earned their citizenship. And so on a day like this, we are also reminded of how we must remain both a nation of immigrants and a [nation] of laws. This includes fixing America's broken immigration system.”

"To America's newest citizens: it is a great honor to serve as your Commander in Chief, and it is my greatest pleasure to be among the first to greet you as a fellow American. And to you and your families, welcome to the White House. Today is your day, a celebration of 24 inspiring men and women and the remarkable journeys that have brought you together on this beautiful spring morning to our nation's capital,” he said.

Protesters from the Capitol also chanted slogans and waived signs outside the downtown Sheraton where the event was held Thursday night.

"This bill sends a message to the rest of the nation, so we want to send a message that this bill is not going to pass here, and it's not going to pass anywhere in the country," said Maria Rodriguez, who traveled from Los Angeles to voice her concerns.

"All the reasons why our country is a nice place to live is because of immigrants, so we don't want to tell those people, we don't want you," said Chris Fleischman, another protester. "We want your work, but we don't want you."

Even the crowds of protesters may not have made as much of an impact as Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, who took the stage to ream the bill he calls humiliating, racist and unconstitutional.

"That bill, my friends, is Russel Pearce's moment of glory, his chance to ride discrimination and racial profiling into the national spotlight," said Gordon. "It has given him a platform to viciously attack anyone who disagrees with him."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; illegalimmigration

1 posted on 04/23/2010 10:21:19 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

I wish she’d hold off on signing it until “Cinco de Mayo”.


2 posted on 04/23/2010 10:25:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL

I see the highschool students are walking out of class again today to protest. I think those schools should be stripped of funding when there are no students.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 10:27:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BradtotheBone

Dear leader will not be happy about this. Look for him to send ‘Butch’ Janet of Homeland Insecurity back to Arizona to throw Sheriff Joe into the Federal lockup once he gets his boys to start enforcing the new law.

Barry has been trying to play both sides of the fence on the immigration issue, but this may very well force his hand. Once Sheriff Joe starts sweeping the streets of the illegals, the amnesty crowd will be all over Obama to make it stop.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 10:28:06 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: cripplecreek

Ill bet money that most of the walkouts are children of illegals upset that mommy & daddy might get deported.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 10:29:19 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Why? Mexicans consider it a minor holiday. It is really is nothing more than a minor day turned into a celebration by US beer company’s.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 10:29:27 AM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: BradtotheBone

The only racial profiling I have seen is of the Tea Parties.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 10:30:47 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: BradtotheBone

I have no doubt that the union teachers are promoting the walkouts.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 10:31:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BradtotheBone

Hope it’s true and he signs it.
Don’t know how much effect it will have, but it will at least annoy the immigration leftists like Obamna and McCain.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 10:34:42 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (What (child) would Mohammad do?)
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To: cripplecreek

Seems the brainwashing in the schools is worse than we thought. These “young skulls of mush” (copyright Rush Limbaugh) are clueless and are just doing what their Marxist “teachers” have instructed them to do.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 10:35:14 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: aft_lizard
It is really is nothing more than a minor day turned into a celebration by US beer company’s.

Somebody on here posted a list last year of "Ten Things Gringos Should Know About Cinco de Mayo". The only one I remember is: Taco Bell isn't Mexican. I wish I could find it again.

11 posted on 04/23/2010 10:35:34 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: BradtotheBone

Brewer seems to be hedging. 70% of people in AZ support this law. More states need to do this.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 10:37:28 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I would be only symbolic by then. The law goes into effect tomorrow if she doesn’t sign it.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 10:38:24 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: BradtotheBone

“Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, who took the stage to ream the bill he calls humiliating, racist and unconstitutional. ‘That bill, my friends, is Russel Pearce’s moment of glory, his chance to ride discrimination and racial profiling into the national spotlight,’ said Gordon. ‘It has given him a platform to viciously attack anyone who disagrees with him.’”

I don’t know anything about local politics in AZ, but I can already tell I like Russel Pearce and don’t care for Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 10:38:36 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nina0113

McCain’s creepy wife is a beer heiress. I think they sold the distributorship.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 10:38:50 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: BradtotheBone

Brewer pretty much needs to sign the bill....or she will never get re-elected to anything again.....except maybe Illegal Alien ambassador


16 posted on 04/23/2010 10:39:14 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe they will continue walking to Mexico where they should take care of the corruption in their own country.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 10:41:49 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BradtotheBone

Lord, let it be so. Amen.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 10:43:55 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Dagnabitt

It’s a SHE. And she’s got more ba))s than most male politicians.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 10:46:34 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (52% of our country is stupid.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

I was telling my dad the other day that it’s going to be black men and white women who will turn the Republican party around. (with the exception of Steele, of course).


20 posted on 04/23/2010 10:53:33 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( 0bama: Our first AINO president)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I wonder if we are going to have riots and lots of violence. Yesterday, students from different high schools walked out to march to the Capitol in opposition of this piece of legislation.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: SharpRightTurn

For someone who doesn’t know anything about AZ politics, you are a very astute observer. Phil Gordon is an idiot and Russell Pearce is a hero. I live here, I know.


22 posted on 04/23/2010 11:04:14 AM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: milwguy
Look for him to send ‘Butch’ Janet of Homeland Insecurity back to Arizona to throw Sheriff Joe into the Federal lockup once he gets his boys to start enforcing the new law.

It's my understanding, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, that the Sheriff is the supreme law enforcement officer in his county.

He could throw Janet "Burn 'em to the ground' Reno into jail for interfering with his law enforcement deputies.

23 posted on 04/23/2010 11:08:39 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: BradtotheBone

Will they go after illegal Canadians, Russians, Brits etc? If so then no one could consider it racist, if however they don’t and only go after Mexicans then it is a silly law in my opinion, illegal is illegal, they shouldn’t pick and choose who can stay and who should go by nationality.


24 posted on 04/23/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (A lie can get half way around the world before the truth gets it's boots on!-Mark Twain)
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To: BradtotheBone

Go Girl


25 posted on 04/23/2010 11:36:01 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: aft_lizard

Of course it’s a minor holiday. It celebrates Mexico beating the French. The average boy scout troop could handle that.


26 posted on 04/23/2010 11:38:41 AM PDT by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: big bad easter bunny

“Will they go after illegal Canadians, Russians, Brits etc? If so then no one could consider it racist, if however they don’t and only go after Mexicans then it is a silly law in my opinion, illegal is illegal, they shouldn’t pick and choose who can stay and who should go by nationality.”

Sure, while they’re going through the illegal Hispanic haystack, there is no reason why they should not also throw out the occasion illegal Canadian/Russian/Brit needle they might find. Don’t think those numbers will be too significant, though, compared to those of the invaders from the south.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 11:45:28 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BradtotheBone; All

Brewer is going to be holding a press conference @4:30!

Anyone know if she’s decided NOT to sign the bill?


28 posted on 04/23/2010 12:21:47 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: BradtotheBone

This’d be sort of a “have it both ways” for her. The bill’s going to be in federal court in an eye-blink. Only about a third of it’ll survive. Then again, it’s one third better than nothing.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 12:23:14 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: big bad easter bunny

True, but how many snowbacks do you have in AZ?


30 posted on 04/23/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: BradtotheBone

“It [the bill] also allows individuals to sue local police departments if they believe they were wrongly targeted or arrested.”

Why is THAT included?


31 posted on 04/23/2010 12:29:49 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kimberly GG

UPDATE - Gov. Brewer to announce decision on immigration bill at 1:30pm

PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer will announce her decision on the state’s immgration bill, SB1070, Friday afternoon.

She will make the announcement during a news conference at ADOT Human Resource Development Center at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010.

Listen to livestream starting at 1:15 MST:

http://www.kvoa.com/livestream


32 posted on 04/23/2010 12:30:08 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: All

UPDATE - Gov. Brewer to announce decision on immigration bill at 1:30pm

PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer will announce her decision on the state’s immgration bill, SB1070, Friday afternoon.

She will make the announcement during a news conference at ADOT Human Resource Development Center at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010.

Listen to livestream starting at 1:15 MST:

http://www.kvoa.com/livestream


33 posted on 04/23/2010 12:30:28 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Borax Queen

LOL. Almost good news ping!


34 posted on 04/23/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: BradtotheBone

Thank you!

It would absolutely sicken me that she would veto a bill that has passed BOTH the house and the senate and a bill that a high majority of Arizona residents WANTS to pass.


35 posted on 04/23/2010 12:42:48 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: hsmomx3

“I wonder if we are going to have riots and lots of violence.”

Apparently he wants us to believe that it must be those in favor of a bill that has already passed and waiting for signing have been calling....

“U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat who opposes the measure, said he’s closing his Arizona offices at noon Friday after his staff in Yuma and Tucson were flooded with calls this week, some from people threatening violent acts and shouting racial slurs.”


36 posted on 04/23/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Hey Zero—

“fixing the nation’s broken immigration system” is simple.

BUILD THE FREAKING FENCE!!


37 posted on 04/23/2010 12:54:01 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Lakeshark

Thank you! Lady of Shalott and I are sitting here, waiting with baited breath....


38 posted on 04/23/2010 12:54:56 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

I thought she was in the people’s republic of Vermont.......

:-)


39 posted on 04/23/2010 1:55:46 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

fotflol, she was IMing me and now I texted her the good news (she ran off to see some Birkenstocks), so I “misspoke” about her literally sitting here... LOLOL


40 posted on 04/23/2010 1:57:13 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen
Phew.

I thought you had traversed the barriers of space and time there.......

Say, was that you that invented the flux capacitor?

41 posted on 04/23/2010 2:06:25 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

LOL, I might have projected into about two weeks from now, she’s flying out and we’ll be sharing my teeny office then. Good thing she’s skinny....


42 posted on 04/23/2010 2:12:23 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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