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Greene on SCOTUS immigration ruling
June 26, 2012 - Chris Morris
The Supreme Court delivered a split decision on Arizon's 2010 immigration law yesterday, and Kellie Greene says the ruling is a victory for state's rights.
SCOTUS upheld most of Arizona's law, but blocked some parts of it because they "interfered with the federal government's role in setting immigration policy," according to the Denver Post. You can read more about the ruling here.
Republican voters head to the polls today to decide their candidate in the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District. Greene, a shipping and logistics specialist from Sackets Harbor, faces an uphill battle against Watertown businessman Matt Doheny.
Greene said in a press release issued Monday that as a former Arizona resident, she is "especially interested in today's ruling on Arizona's SB 1070.
"After years of the federal government refusing to enforce existing illegal immigration law, the State of Arizona essentially stepped up to do the job of the federal government by passing SB 1070," she said.
Here's the rest of her statement on the SCOTUS immigration ruling:
"Today's ruling is a victory for State's rights and the State of Arizona in that the US Supreme Court finally admitting the federal government's negligence in enforcing immigration law. Hopefully this ruling will force this administration to finally take seriously its job in enforcing border-national security. I believe that this battle is far from over, especially if the Obama Administration continues to push executive directives that ignore immigration law.
"Finally, any candidate running for a federal position in this district must acknowledge the seriousness of the drug trafficking that occurs across the northern border of upstate New York. One of my priorities in Congress will be to push for strong enforcement including the use of technology and human resources to stop this illegal and dangerous activity."
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