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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Meets Meets with Pres. Obama

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer met with Pres. Barack Obama at the White House yesterday to discuss security plans along the Arizona-Mexico border and the state's new immigration enforcement law. While the two leaders don't agree on how to handle the steady and dangerous flow of illegal aliens into Arizona, both did agree that something needs to be done.

"We know we're not going to agree on certain issues until other issues are worked out," Gov. Brewer said.

The two discussed Pres. Obama's recent announcement to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border as well as his request for an additional $500 million in funding. Gov. Brewer has maintained that the President's move is a good first step, but more needs to be done to secure the border.

Pres. Obama again criticized the bill recently signed into law by Gov. Brewer that allows local police to enforce immigration laws. The law makes it a crime to be in the state of Arizona illegally and allows officers to inquire about an individual's legal status after they have already stopped, detained, or arrested the individual for another reason and if they have reasonable suspicion that the individual is in the country illegally. Pres. Obama told Gov. Brewer that it was up to the Justice Department as to whether or not the federal government would sue the state.

Pres. Obama did tell Gov. Brewer that state laws are not the way to deal with immigration and a comprehensive approach is needed.

Comprehensive reform is "the only way we're going to solve this crisis. It is not going to be solved by one method alone," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

For more information, see USA Today.


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Fewer day laborers on Phx. streets

In the News - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day laborers, mostly illegal immigrants from Mexico, also had proliferated in other areas of metropolitan Phoenix, including Guadalupe, west Phoenix and Fountain Hills.

But drive by any of those locations now, and only a handful of day laborers are left. And no longer do they rush up to vehicles en masse, waving their hands in a desperate bid to get hired. Now, they are more likely to keep a lower profile, leaning against a tree or sitting on a milk crate.

There are several reasons for the change. Arizona's slumping economy has dried up the demand for day laborers, who typically are hired for yard cleaning, moving, tree cutting, construction and other jobs. Many have left Arizona to look for work in other states, or they have given up and returned to Mexico.

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Missouri sheriffs' group endorses immigration enforcement efforts by border states

In the News - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Missouri sheriffs are giving their support to law officers in states along the Mexican border seeking to enforce immigration laws.

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association this week approved a resolution backing states that have approved their own legislation on immigration enforcement. The resolution specifically mentions Arizona, where part of a new law on the subject has been blocked by a federal judge.

The Missouri sheriffs group said Wednesday the resolution was approved by more than 100 members at its annual meeting, with no votes in opposition.

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