Gov. Jan Brewer this afternoon asked the 9th Circuit
Court of Appeals to review — and overturn — an order by U.S.
District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocking Arizona from enforcing
key provisions of its new immigration law.
The federal government's lawsuit against the immigration enforcement law in Arizona magnified the divisiveness of SB 1070 and sets the stage for a milestone ruling that could resonate across the country.
The Department of Homeland Security laid claim Tuesday to at
least 220 of the 350 miles of U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona to
build fences, roads and towers without having to comply with