Governor Brewer Calls Out DOJ Hypocrisy

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Jul 07, 2010 10:50 AM

Governor Jan Brewer has expressed her disappointment with the decision made by the Obama Administration to sue Arizona over the constitutionality of the state's new immigration law, but in a statement that can be viewed on her website, Brewer points out that sanctuary cities blatantly breaking federal law are tolerated by the administration, while Arizona is being punished for enforcing federal immigration law at the state level to protect its citizens and secure the border.

“The irony is that President Obama’s Administration has chosen to sue Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law and not sue local governments that have adopted a patchwork of ‘sanctuary’ policies that directly violate federal law. These patchwork local ‘sanctuary’ policies instruct the police not to cooperate with federal immigration officials."