Posted in U.S. & World News, Posted: Wed, April 25 2012 at 6:42 PM, Updated: Wed, April 25 2012 at 6:57 PM
The battle over illegal-immigration enforcement reached a frenzied pitch Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the federal government's lawsuit against Arizona's controversial Senate Bill 1070.
Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the controversial law two years ago, was in Washington for the final argument of the court's term.
Brewer left the hearing saying she feels confident the bill addresses issues specific to Arizona and that it is not racial profiling.
"I signed the bill after reading it and amending it as it was from the legislature to make sure that it absolutely did what we want it to do - and that was address the terrible situation that Arizona was facing. Making sure all the while, knowing that it was a lightning rod in some arenas that the race card would be thrown out there. Racial profiling is wrong, it's against the law," she said.
Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of the National Law Center, calls the bill unconstitutional and has filed a class action law suit.
"We are very confident that the decision that will ultimately come out of the Supreme Court will hopefully be a narrowly focused decision and will allow us to go back to court and continue filing and litigating our case," she said.
A decision in this case is expected in late June.