Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is feeling so confident that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the state’s immigration law that she has ordered law enforcement to be prepared once the decision is handed down.
On Tuesday, Brewer handed down an executive order requiring the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board to redistribute training materials to law enforcement agencies by Friday.
SB 1070 has been challenged by critics and the Obama Administration over certain provision which give police officers the right to question, detain or arrest a person who is suspected of being an illegal immigrant. Federal courts blocked this provision and three others, but Governor Brewer took her case to the Supreme Court.
“The governor is optimistic that the heart of SB 1070 will be upheld and implemented,” said Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson, “The governor though this was an appropriate time to revisit the issue and make sure Arizona law enforcement is as prepared as possible for partial or full implementation of the law.”
The Supreme Court’s decision could come any day between now and June 28th, but even if the law gets the court’s approval it may still face opposition. Immigration attorneys and civil rights advocates are poised to challenge the law on the grounds that it poses the danger of racial profiling, an argument not waged against the law on behalf of the federal government.
The best way to an immigrant can prevent detention and deportation is to hire an immigration lawyer to get them legal documents necessary like temporary work visas or green cards. This only the only way to begin the process of naturalization and with the assistance of an immigration attorney your visa or naturalization applications are more likely to be approved.