Monday, June 17, 2024

Arizona Governor Calls Briefs by Countries Offensive

Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that she finds the briefs filed by Mexico and 10 other Latin American nations opposing the state’s anti-immigrant law “offensive.”

“I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law,” Brewer said.

Yesterday, La Plaza reported that the 11 countries asked a federal appeals court to let them file friend-of-the-court briefs in an appeal of a ruling that put parts of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law on hold.  The countries claimed that they have “an interest in ensuring they have reliable relations with the United States that aren’t frustrated by Arizona.”

Several other Arizona cities including Flagstaff, Tolleson and San Luis have also filed a separate brief that argues that the Legislature’s attempt to pass a law on immigration is unconstitutional.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will decide whether to uphold the ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton that put some of the most controversial parts of the anti-immigrant law on hold.

The State Column



  1. Really, so the Governor thinks it’s offensive that other countries and cities are standing up for Latinos…