A National Latino Republian group, Somos Republicans, has called upon Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to end the litigation over SB 1070 after today’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that went against the state.
Somos Republians were pleased to hear that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the strict immigration law, SB 1070 and thereby agreed with the lower courts position that key parts of the legislation could not be put in place. Therefore Arizona cannot have its police officers stop someone and request proof they are in the country legally or detain them until that determination is made.
Somos Republicans, describing themselves as a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republic grassroots organization, issued the following statements:
We call upon Governor Jan Brewer to show leadership to end the expensive litigation that is costing the State of Arizona millions and millions of dollars to defend.
SB 1070 has caused the State of Arizona economic damage and business leaders have spoken against these restrictionist laws that do not foster pro business and pro growth ideas. Arizona’s housing industry has been negatively affected because there are not enough people to fill in vacant houses as foreclosures continue to rise.
We would also like to call upon the Arizona delegation like Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl to show leadership and statemanship to bring about national unity in order to solve this tough issue once and for all.