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Reaction to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding injunction on key parts of SB 1070

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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 4:27 pm | Updated: 5:23 pm, Mon Apr 11, 2011.

We expected -- almost could predict -- such a thing from the liberal makeup of the 9th Circuit, the most overturned court in the nation. We'll move on to the Supreme Court where I suspect that we'll have a much better success rate.   -- Senate President and SB 1070 author Russell Pearce.

This ruling makes it that much harder for us to protect the citizenry from illegal immigration and the crime that goes with it. While the federal government spends resources on fighting us rather than illegal immigration, it demands that we foot the bill for their failure to secure the border in the form of health care, social services, and law enforcement costs.   -- Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever

The 9th Circuit decision stands as a strong warning to any state that is still considering enacting its own unconstitutional regulation of immigration by replicating or expanding upon Arizona's ill-fated SB 1070.ÿ Such legislation will only invite costly litigation that will inevitably result in the unconstitutional laws being struck down.  -- Thomas Saenz, president, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Foundation

I note that the 9th Circuit relied heavily on the opposition of foreign governments in upholding the injunction on two of the four elements. As the dissent by Judge Carlos T. Bea eloquently stated, foreign governments should not be given a ?heckler?s veto? to establish preemption by the federal government over the state.  -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne

This law created local and national shock waves by turning Arizona into the 'show me your papers' state. We applaud the court?s decision to continue the temporary injunction, which prevents the state from mandating racial profiling and harassment of Arizonans.  -- Jennifer Allen, executive director, Border Action Network

This decision to uphold the injunction against SB1070 is another victory for the community and residents of Arizona.ÿ It?s proves the constitution still works and that justice will continue to prevail over divisive political distractions like SB1070.ÿ -- Petra Falcon, executive director, Promise Arizona

It?s unfortunate that a few elected officials in Arizona will continue trying to win implementation of this divisive law. Arizona should drop this expensive and distracting legal challenge and focus on the issues that matter most to Arizonans: jobs, healthcare and education.   -- Marissa Garciosa, director, Fair Immigration Reform Movement

You can?t have 50 different immigration policies. We are still one nation.ÿ Congress and the U.S.ÿ Attorney General have jurisdiction in law enforcement matters.ÿ Judge Susan Bolton was clearly correct in her very careful decision. Now a higher court has affirmed her ruling. We need to move on. --  Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Willcox

Arizona?s SB 1070 has been bad for business, communities, and law enforcement?just like other state and local initiatives that have attempted to control illegal immigration. The Center for American Progress?s analysis focusing exclusively on conference cancellations in Arizona resulting from the anti-immigrant legislation found a loss of $141 million in direct spending by convention attendees and more than a quarter billion dollars in lost economic output.  -- Angela Kelley, vice president, Center for American Progress

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