With the Arizona immigration bill going before the U. S. Supreme Court this week, Republican U. S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman issued the following statement:
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on Arizona vs United States, and already it is being described as anti-immigrant. This law, passed by the Arizona legislature and signed by Gov. Brewer, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, checking immigration documentation and enforcing the laws prohibiting hiring and transporting undocumented immigrants. Most importantly though, it empowers Arizona law enforcement to protect the people of Arizona.
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli has said that Arizona is trying to "subvert Congress' goal: a single, national approach" demonstrating once again this Administration's contempt for the 10th Amendment. The Federal government calls it subversion, I call it federalism in action. Arizona is in the best position to determine how to address the crime wave and budget crisis caused by massive illegal immigration, and I hope they prevail.
If elected to the Senate, I pledge that I will only support judicial nominees with an unwavering commitment to uphold the Constitution and the framework our Founders established.