ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Senator Saxby Chambliss says the federal government has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to provide safety and security for the citizens of Arizona.
Arizona is locked in a court battle with the federal government over a state law that allows law enforcement in that state to enforce federal immigration law.
A judge recently issued an injunction on parts of the law.Chambliss says a lot of damage is being done to property in Arizona, and people have even been killed by illegals entering the state.
Sen. Chambliss said, "The state legislature finally concluded that if the federal government's not going to do its job, then they're going to take it upon themselves to protect their own citizens and for the federal government to go in and file the lawsuit like they did without moving in the direction of securing the border makes no sense at all."
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an expedited appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to lift the injunction which blocks parts of the law.