Thursday, June 17, 2010

If money talks, Arizona should listen

This report from AP indicates that Jan Brewer is getting a little support from folks outside Arizona who want to help her with her legal troubles. I think the amount, 20K, speaks for itself. There is no overwhelming public opinion that Gov. Brewer is being unfairly singled out. There is simply very little support for Arizona's actions.

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's office has received nearly $20,000 in private donations to help the state mount a legal defense against lawsuits related to its tough new immigration law.

Nearly 440 people in 46 states and the District of Columbia have contributed to the fund. According to a list of donors provided to The Arizona Republic newspaper, the smallest contribution is $1 and the largest is $750.

Brewer announced last month that she had hired private counsel to represent her in the federal lawsuits pending against the state. She is named as a defendant in four of the five cases.

Arizona's new immigration law is scheduled to take effect July 29. It requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

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