Susan Bolton Blocks Arizona Immigration Law SB 1070 – A federal judge has blocked some key parts of the controversial Arizona immigration law from going into effect. The ruling will put a stop to the implementation of the parts of the law that require police officers to determine the immigration status of the individuals that they stop and suspect are in the US illegally. Susan Bolton said that she believed that their new policy would undermine current federal policies.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has maintained that she sees nothing wrong with the bill, and that she would like to see it upheld. “A temporary injunction is not the end of it,” she said today after the ruling.
She also went on to say that she was starting the appeals process now, and that she was not a quitter. The judge who made the ruling, Judge Susan Bolton wrote a 36 page decision about why certain parts of the bill would undermine federal policy.
“The federal government’s ability to enforce its policies and achieve its objectives will be undermined by the state’s enforcement of statutes that interfere with federal law,” she wrote.
Supporters of the law are obviously disappointed by the temporary injunction. Brewer has said that she will continue to fight the ruling, and will be appealing the decision. Brewer says that the law was created to protect the state, and as governor it is her duty to see that it goes through.
“I wish that the federal government would step up and do their job so we could all be safe and secure in the state of Arizona,” she said.