Challenging Obama’s amnesty order, Brewer exits on high note

Nearly out the door of her ninth floor office, term-limited Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has taken the bold step of joining a growing coalition of states assembled by Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott suing to overturn Barack Obama’s executive order on amnesty.

In issuing her terse statement, Brewer adds Arizona to the list of states that are challenging Obama’s authority to unilaterally give rights and benefits to millions of foreign nationals who have illegally invaded our nation —- allowing them to compete with American citizens for scarce jobs and qualify for protection from deportation.  Some of the provisions of Obama’s action such as identifying those who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, ensuring they pay fees, back taxes and learn English are clearly unenforceable.

Arizona is proud to join a coalition of states fighting to overturn President Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive action,” said Gov. Brewer. “As a border state bearing the brunt of our nation’s broken immigration system – a crisis exacerbated by the President’s reckless immigration policies and refusal to enforce the law – our state and our citizens have had enough.

President Obama has exceeded his power as clearly defined in the United States Constitution and federal law and deliberately ignored the will of the American people. Such federal overreach cannot stand. I believe that the courts should strike down this presidential fiat and uphold the fundamental principles upon which this country was built.”

Obama’s order, endorsing a culture of lawlessness was announced Nov. 20.

The federal lawsuit (view it here) was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas, and names the heads of the top immigration enforcement agencies as defendants. At the time of filing, the action involved the following 17 states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

9 Responses to Challenging Obama’s amnesty order, Brewer exits on high note

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    It should be fun to see incoming Attorney General Mark Brnovich squirm on this! His support was from the McAmnesty crowd that recruited him, although he campaigned as a conservative. Where does he go now. He can’t serve two masters.

  2. Doc says:

    Well…better late than never. Nice parting shot, Governor!
    …now if we could just get her to reverse that “obrewercare” thing…

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Arizona needs an Attorney General who decisively acts, not one who merely reacts. Unfortunately, Tom Horne was taken out by the likes of the liberal newspaper and the establishment Republicrats who are all supportive of amnesty, though they recoil from calling it by its actual name. Once Bronovich hears how to address this matter from his handlers, he’ll likely try to slickly finesse it, but don’t be deceived. This lawsuit is not an issue he and his Chamber of Commerce connected managers embrace. As an example, Steve Twist, part of Bronovich’s transition team is on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chamber, whose members love the flood of low wage labor. Another Chamber member Doug Yonko, is a honcho with Cindy Hensley McCain’s massive Hensley beer distributorship. Get it?

  4. ZOO says:

    Is the eight solid years that George W. Bush ushered in 9-12 million MORE Mexican illegals by standing down on interior enforcement, blatantly refusing to secure the border, and stumping for amnesty at every turn for cheap labor – PLUS – the six subsequent years that Barack Obama has mirrored that approach and upped the ante with illegal and unconstitutional proclamations for cheap votes – all boil down to a “broken immigration system” – ???

    Because certain areas of Nevada allow legalized prostitution do we also have a “broken prostitution system?”

    “Broken immigration system” was the favored catch phrase of leftists, La Raza, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Now it is has become the standard mantra of most Republicans. That is intentional wordsmithery by the Republican party to prepare Americans for the worst possible scenario – ‘compromise.’ This is the pointer that warns that U.S. immigration laws will never again be simply enforced – which would send the invaders scrambling back home by the millions.

    The criminal oligarchy CAN cram Mexicanization right down your throat – just as long as they do it s-l-o-w-l-y enough.

    • Former GOP PC says:

      How right you are, ZOO! I despise the term, “broken immigration system,” for the exact reasons you so well define. I went to Greg Abbott’s website and noticed that even he uses that despicable phrase.

      Our immigration system is among the industrial world’s most generous. It is NOT broken. The will to enforce it is.

      BTW, I will never vote for another Bush. Two was more than enough.

  5. Borderhawk. says:

    Greg Abbott is Rick Perry lite. His Spanish website is totally different to the English website.

    Jan Brewer only supports enforcement because it is so popular. SB1070 was so popular she was forced to sign it. She is helping McCain in 2016 and endorsed his amnesty bill.

    Brewer endorsed the Corker-Hoeven con as a victory for Arizona.

    Hoeven needs to be primaried in North Dakota in 16. McSalmon ally Congressman Cramer (R-ND) at-large, is not the guy to do it. Someone else is needed.

    Is it the Democrat Governor or the GOP AG in West Virginia who is on this lawsuit? The working people of WV have flipped to the GOP. Even Manchin could be gone by the end of his senate term.

    • Clementine says:

      Patrick Morrisey is a Republican. He was recently elected West Virginia’s Attorney General. Earl Ray Tomblin is the Democrat Governor of West Virginia.

  6. Virginia says:

    So proud that Gov. Brewer is doing this.