Arizona officials say they will bypass another appeal in the Ninth US Circuit in order to speed up the process. They are asking that a federal judge's injunction against the immigration law be overturned.
Immigration reform lawsuit costs will be paid by private citizens, who have already raised $3.6 million to support the Arizona laws in court.
Many contributions made online or sent by mail are $20, $50, or $100 – for a total of $3.6 million. As long as donations keep coming, state taxpayers are off the hook as Gov. Jan Brewer defends the Arizona immigration law.
Lawyers for Gov. Jan Brewer have filed a legal brief to a federal appeals court. They are seeking to have the injunction against key parts of the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, lifted.
If SB1070 passes, the support immigrants provide to the local economy will be lost, causing falling productivity. The cost to ensure correct identification for every search or arrest will be also huge.
The toughest provisions of SB1070, the Arizona law about illegal immigration, were blocked Wednesday by a judge. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she is appealing the decision.