POSTED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 4:37pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 4:47pm
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she plans to file a
counter-lawsuit against the federal government for failing to
enforce immigration laws.
Brewer says her claim will be filed in the federal government's
challenge to Arizona's new enforcement immigration law.
The governor says the federal government hasn't secured the
state's border with Mexico and stuck Arizona with the costs tied to
The law was passed amid years of complaints that the federal
government hasn't done enough to lessen the state's role as the
nation's busiest illegal entry point.
A judge blocked the most controversial portions of the law, such
as a requirement that says police, while enforcing other laws, must
question people's immigration status if there's a reasonable
suspicion they're in the country illegally.