Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is demanding that a reference to Arizona’s SB 1070, the law making it a crime to be in the state illegally, be removed from an Obama administration report to the United Nations human rights commissioner.
The U. S. State Department lists its legal challenge to Arizona’s immigration enforcement measure on a list of ways the government is protecting human rights in a report to the United Nations.
In her letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Gov. Brewer wrote: “Simply put, it is downright offensive that the State Department included the State of Arizona and SB 1070 in a report to the United Nations Council on Human Rights, whose members include such renowned human rights ‘champions’ as Cuba and Libya.
The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a State of the United States to ‘review’ by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional. Human rights as guaranteed by the United States and Arizona Constitutions are expressly protected in SB 1070 and defended vigorously by my Administration.”
Score one for Brewer here.