Arizona Sues Back
February 10, 2011, 10:26 PM
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The federal government has famously, or rather infamously, sued the state of Arizona on behalf of illegal aliens. Today, the Governor of Arizona announced, on Twitter [Can't load tweet http://twitter.com/GovBrewer: Sorry, that page does not exist]that the state is suing back. (@tomhorneaz is the Attorney-General of Arizona.)

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Today, @tomhorneaz and I announced that the State of Arizona is filing a counterclaim against the federal government regarding SB1070 The State of Arizona will sue the federal government on five separate counts... 1. Failure to gain �operational control" of the border as required under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 2. Failure to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress 3. Failure to protect Arizona from harms associated with rampant illegal immigration as required by the U.S. Constitution 4. Failure to reimburse Arizona for over $763 million in costs incurred for the incarceration of criminal aliens 5. Violating Arizona’s Tenth Amendment right to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens I commend @tomhorneaz for his willingness to help defend Arizona and SB1070