Skip to comments.Arizona governor countersues federal government (For failing to secure Mexican border)
Posted on 02/11/2011 7:24:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
PHOENIX Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
The lawsuit claims the federal government has failed to protect Arizona from an "invasion" of illegal immigrants. It seeks increased reimbursements and extra safeguards, such as additional border fences.
Brewer's court filing serves as a countersuit in the federal government's legal challenge to Arizona's new enforcement immigration law. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to invalidate the law.
"Because the federal government has failed to protect the citizens of Arizona, I am left with no other choice," Brewer said as sign-carrying protesters yelled chants at her and at other champions of the immigration law.
Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler declined to comment on the filing. But a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is in charge of policing the country's borders, called Brewer's lawsuit a meritless action and said Border Patrol staffing is higher than ever.
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“Meritless”.........what absolute falsity.
SOP for all recipients of a lawsuit....
and said Border Patrol staffing is higher than ever.
Nice sidestep. If they had totally inadequate protection and have now upped it so they only have extremely inadequate protection, that makes the statement true, but does not answer the suit worth a d***.
Everywhere this woman goes they should follow her tossing rose petals in the air.
What a woman!
Our congressmen should see the reasons why Obama needs to be impeached.
“But a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is in charge of policing the country’s borders, called Brewer’s lawsuit a meritless action and said Border Patrol staffing is higher than ever.”
Are the borders secure?
If not, then the action is completely with merit no matter how many additional staff are patrolling.
Which, btw, I don’t believe.
How did a State with a Governor like this , and a Sheriff like Joe Aripaio, just return an A-wipe like McCain to the Senate ?
She was on Fox this morning. She reminds me a little of Helen Mirren.
The feds have betrayed Arizona and, as she pointed out, the whole country.
At least they have a governor who’s willing to fight the corrupt ***turds.
Comment and question for this anonymous "spokesman:" So, are you saying illegal immigration has been halted? If not, what does that say about the quality of the higher staffing?
Weak primary candidate. Insane lefty Democrat general opponent. Things will get scary when McCain dies and Kyle retires. Lots more illegal alien children will be voting by then. I predict AZ will be Californicated within the next 15 years because of birthright citizenship. Same for Texas.