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Let me turn to the attorney general Tom -- of Arizona.
Who is obviously called upon to defend these laws.
With us and -- -- about long now before the ninth Circuit Court of appeals.
This make you feel a little better mr.
It yes it definitely does that the ninth circuit -- -- ruled against us and it two to one decision.
We're appealing that directly to the US Supreme Court.
And I think today's decision helps because both cases the senate bill 1070.
And the chamber of commerce case both involve federal preemption.
And the chamber of commerce case the United States Supreme Court said -- be very high threshold.
To achieve federal preemption in this area of immigration.
-- that will be helpful to us you've been talking about you verify.
In the descent justice Sotomayor here.
The majority didn't buy that and we have the same issue in senate bill 1070 -- we say.
That our officers have to check web sites to see if the people they arrest are here illegally or not and one of the arguments against does is that we're -- we're making them prioritize their resources so.
There's a -- reputation of that argument is well more.
Those arguments of those niceties the fact is that if it seems to me is is that as a layman that the power here is that the Supreme Court has just ruled.
That even supporting federal -- the states are in no way -- infringing upon the the supremacy of federal at all.
Is that a correct interpretation.
For -- That yeah that's -- that it -- -- it exactly right.
And that's -- around Panama along.
In Arizona and in state after state city after city we've been saying look as long as we support federal law and retrace the outlines -- federal law and were helping not hurting.
Soybean like -- at a police officer could arrest somebody for drug possession because.
Our our -- crossing the border with drugs because that's quarter quarter federal issue and that's absurd but what we really have -- Now the states have -- this victory for the American people.
We have the the chamber of commerce -- to confront an issue.
Do they want to have state by state mandate that everybody use.
You know 151000 businesses join every time and and or do they want us now to support in Washington.
-- Or does he want to help them continue to have to do Y nine and do.
The days of hiring illegals are coming to an -- work with us let's work together Democrats and Republicans as Americans and we can take care of this problem with -- Take care of the problem with the hiring of -- legal immigrants.
That has to happen relatively quickly can now happen irrespective of what the leadership wants and either the house or the senate.
Or are or for that matter what the president wants this looks to be and correct me if I'm wrong.
And we'll -- review attorney general warned.
This looks to be our way for every state to make certain that the that they are doing everything they can to stand illegal immigration.
Yes I think you're exactly right there's been an effort to have the federal government use preemption to stop the states.
From helping enforce anti illegal immigration law and this decision is is a serious blow to that I think it'll be great helped us in appealing the decision -- senate bill concept.
And do that we did account at one point was 25 states.
For -- -- 26 states that we're considering similar types of legislation.
Is it your sense you're going to see that kind of legislation move forward now in the law.
-- yes that's exactly right -- and in fact several states party passed.
Laws that require.
It appears that Alabama may be on the verge of passing a mandatory.
And we -- -- a couple more states come into line very quickly so I I think you're gonna see now that the Supreme Court has given -- green light.
Probably in the next twelve months additional states saying look we're gonna go ahead and do this we want -- level playing field for all businesses and we want everybody to follow the law.
And and -- bill Burgess for a court where we're out of time but I've got to ask this question.
The chamber of commerce representing business interest has fought on this issue tooth and nail whatever quarter.
The -- that does not mean includes the chamber of commerce is entirely wrong that there is a need for additional labor in this country.
And then it suggests that there has to be a rational effective humane approach to providing that labor.
Is it your sense as a result of this and I this may be a stretch.
That this historic decision that a sensible compromise could be reached as a result.
I think you're going to see the see of the opportunity for doing a true guest worker program with somebody comes here work singles home.
Not a stealth amnesty but I think the real issue -- this -- Is this is really that the litmus test of those who truly care about illegal immigration and stopping that the problem.
Or those who have been fighting excuses because there -- no reason to -- Personal -- thank you very much chose secretary's interest come back.
And coauthor of the law that is just have been upheld by the US Supreme Court the valuation -- the younger.
And attorney general Tom Horne thank you don't.