Governor Brewer certainly doesn’t trust him.

Earlier today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Arizona’s policy of denying drivers licenses to illegal immigrants who received deportation deferrals, such as those covered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), violated the immigrants’ equal protection rights. In her response to the news, Brewer didn’t mince words:

More from her official statement:

“Lawless decrees by the President demonstrate animus to Congress, states and the Constitution. It is outrageous, though not entirely surprising, that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has once again dealt a blow to Arizona’s ability to enforce its laws. With today’s decision, a three judge appellate panel, appointed by Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama, disregarded judicial precedent and procedure. This continues us down a dangerous path in which the courts and the President – not Congress – make our nation’s laws. The ruling is especially disturbing given the current influx of illegal aliens, a crisis President Obama created and escalated. I am analyzing options for appealing the misguided court decision. The American people are tired and disgusted by what is happening through our federal government today, but they can be assured Arizona will continue to fight for the rule of law.”

Brewer’s message to Obama is pretty clear:



Gov. Jan Brewer: Obama admin ‘has encouraged this massive influx’ of illegal immigrants

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  • Informed&Concerned

    She is a tough one . . . we need more like Brewer

  • Ghee!

    I like this lady. More power to her as she fights the stupidity of POTUS and his brain dead legion.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Now taking bets that Preezy will give the next State of the Union speech in Spanish………………anyone care to wager?

    • Suzyqpie

      And for an appropriate setting, the speech will come from La Casa Blanca.

  • BoscoBolt

    Sadly, obama’s crime spree will continue unabated, until he’s impeached.

  • FreedomRecon

    Someone please explain how illegals have the right to our equal protection rights? If you are not here legally, you don’t get our rights.

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Democrats………………. is that explanation enough?

    • Name

      +1000. Took the words right out of my mouth.

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I’m still trying to figure out why my wife can’t get welfare, vote or own a gun (legal alien) but all these illegals can.

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        You answered your own question with the first word in the parenthesis.

      • Bullet Tooth Tony

        SCOTUS has made it clear that these people are not granted Constitutional right during the “Slaughter House cases”

    • David

      The framers of our constitution failed to foresee our borders being overrun by citizens of other countries and thus, only limited federal voting and office to citizens. Because they did not specifically say the Bill of Rights only applied to U.S. citizens it was left open to the interpretation, via public law and SCOTUS decisions, that they meant these rights applied to all men (and women): “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of …” Our Founders did it to us.

      edit to change right to rights
      edit to change We did it to ourselves to Our Founders did it to us.

      • mrspinky85

        We didn’t do anything. We HAVE immigration laws. We just don’t have enforcement.

        • David

          I’m not going to argue with you over this. I’m not talking about our laws and the lack of enforcement. I’m talking about the rights that are given to those that ignore our laws and are here illegally.

      • Bullet Tooth Tony

        false – several of the people who drafted the 14th amendment clearly indicated that these protections did not apply to foreigners, and it was further supported by SCOTUS during the several trials

        • David

          Fine. To make you happy, I’ll concede the argument that none of our rights apply to foreigners. My opinion was based on my reading whereas yours is based on all of the citations you referenced as well as the fact that our government is currently denying those rights to illegal aliens. I stand chastised. Are you happy now?

          Edit to add:

          By the way, this is one of the things I read. I’m sure you’ll be able to rip it apart in no time at all.

    • Suzyqpie

      Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a foreign national charged with conspiring to commit terrorism, not charged with terrorism, was mirandized. Anyone from anywhere is now eligible for the same rights that we as US citizens are guaranteed. Put another way, you are driving to work, so that millions of others do not have to so the same.

  • Nyota Uhura

    Is there some reason Gov. Brewer can’t dispatch the National Guard to the border?

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Which border do you speak of? The one where the illegals try and sneak in, or the other 3 where the Feds try to force them in?

      • Nyota Uhura

        I guess I was thinking of only the Arizona border — though that begs the question, why haven’t other border states deployed the National Guard?

        Edit to add: Sorry I didn’t address your implied point FaA — I guess that’s a whole ‘nother thing :(

        • FreedomRecon

          We are waiting to see what Perry is gonna do here too.

          • Nyota Uhura

            Seems like a natural response to any crisis, if you ask me — I too will watch Texas. New Mexico is liberal, so no expectations there.

          • Bobby Hutchison

            They do have a GOP gov though

          • Harold Patterson

            Don’t hold your breath. The last governor, Bill Richardson, opened the floodgates to illegals with his policies. He and the dems rammed bills through that gave illegals the ability to get drivers licenses (with the license and a utility bill you can vote). The welfare offices have one official who handles free housing, health care, EBT cards. We have watched this train wreck in slow motion for a decade.

        • David

          Money probably. Takes a lot to activate a unit and keep it activated.

          • Nyota Uhura

            Yes, David, you’re right — but isn’t the National Guard’s mission to be deployed in times of emergency?

          • FreedomRecon

            Does federal government have to declare the emergency? I don’t know the laws on that for National Guard.

          • Nyota Uhura

            Nor me, Freedom. I am honestly ignorant of the laws in this case.

          • Name

            State Govs have the ability to mobilize and deploy their state’s NG for whatever they deem. Issue is the state has to pay for it if it is not a federally declared emergency (like a weather disaster). If the feds declare an emergency like a war, then the NG gets federalized and they are for all intents and purposes, regular Army units. Feds pay for everything.

          • Nyota Uhura

            Which tells me that Obama is using that loophole to get out of responsibility.

          • paladin63

            Another loophole…States/municipalities are not being consulted with regards to the relocations. The UACs (?) Get sent to fed bases…then dispersed within the state/city.

          • FreedomRecon

            Gotcha..thanks for explaining. I think residents of these states would be willing to foot the bill for the National Guard. I know I would here in Texas.

          • Wes Boles

            So, it’s expensive, let’s get the NG moving. I think having a invasion of ILLEGALS is ultimately more expensive, sooner or later we will ALL have to pay this bill!

          • Bullet Tooth Tony

            the states should seize all monies being spent on illegals for welfare. These people are costing the state of Arizona about $2 bil per year…that’s a pretty good coin purse to dip into

          • David

            Yes, and they can be deployed to the border, but, someone (the state) has to pay.

          • Nyota Uhura

            If I were a resident of Arizona, I’d gladly pay.

      • Name

        boy if this comment isnt a sad reflection on the state affairs i dont know what is.

    • paladin63

      Unfortunately. ..Bad optics if BP and NG get into a confrontation.
      Admin will cut Fed money to State…on any pretext.
      Just a thought.

      • Nyota Uhura

        Yet another nail in the coffin — it’s come down to “bad optics,” rather than original mission. Ugh.

        • paladin63

          Ugh is right. As long as the MSM controls the message.

  • paladin63

    10s of thousands of people are crossing several international borders.. A thousand mile trip through a country that has tough immigration laws… and no one gets turned around ?
    Collusion on an international scale ?
    Non Campus Mentis State Dept. Doing nothing ?
    It’s easy : Cut off all aid to the countries involved until it stops.. With hold aid until all our costs are recovered.

    • Name

      “but the children….” and the ever popular “you racists just want to see brown babies die…” No, I dont like to see anyone’s children suffer, but my first allegiance is to those of whom are in this country legally- whether born by American citizens or who have immigrated through the approved process. How about spending some money on them before we start paying for somebody else’s kid????

  • mrspinky85

    Why don’t more governors stand up to the federal gov’t? This is what we need.

    • Nyota Uhura

      Spot on, mrs.P.

    • David

      Until now, most states weren’t affected like the southwestern states and a lot of the governors (democrats) of the other states agree with the PUDUS.

    • JD Son

      The people need to stand up too, can’t just rely on the politicians.

  • ee1774

    This Administration will take action as soon as Poles, Czechs, Ukrainians, Russians, Romanians, Germans, Irish….begin streaming in across the border.

    • MaisieMartin

      British, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Canadian

  • Whiz

    Why do the GOP responses always begin with “vows,” “may,” “will,”? All weak words illustrative of weak, unimaginative, powerless and disorganized strategies.

    • Nyota Uhura

      FOR REAL.

      At what point did our elected representatives, who call themselves conservatives, kick us to the curb?!

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        One New York second after they were elected.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Brewer also sold us out on Obamacare.

    • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I have to disagree. Arizona already had Medicaid. Better to use federal funding than burden the state further.

      • Ruth

        But the federal funding gradually ends and the states are stuck with more spending on Medicaid.

        • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          More immediate is the eventual ruling on the Halbig case.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    A US Senator was denied access to “immigrants” at FT Sill, Oklahoma.

    What I want know is why didn’t he just push his way in? Are they going to shoot him just to keep him from seeing what is really going on? WTF are they hiding?

  • Nyota Uhura
  • NRPax

    Words are nice, governor but let’s see some actions to back them up. Believe me; you’d have a lot more support than you think.

  • ELC

    Bless her …a woman who isn’t afraid of the oaf in the oval office. I have so much respect for Jan Brewer…Odumbo has added another headache to her job. Atleast, she knows how to do hers….he on the other hand is and always will be clueless. Or should I say this is a deliberate act on his party to bully her but she can’t be bullied. If she bullied him he’d cry.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Seems to me that laws regarding drivers’ license are the purview of the states, not the Imperial Federal Government. I hope that Gov. Brewer continues to fight this unconstitutional usurpation of states’ rights. We must take the country back NOW!

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Brewer can complain all she wants too as well. How about some ACTION??

    I’m waiting.

  • AskmewhyIleftCA

    Go Jan Go. I respect her (and Rick Perry) for staying within the rule of law to combat the lawless Obama Feds. But at some (any) point, when they have to take matters into their own state’s hands, I’ll support it 100%. I think Tuberculosis epidemic, Fed facilities denying unfettered access to state inspection and documented threats against whistleblowers is about enough trampling for one administration to dish out without serious backlash.

  • AT

    Your tweets convey confidence, Governor – but seeing you send your State Police to go stand in the way of the feds would show even more resolve. You could probably deputize all the civilians willing to help your force too.

  • bfplncc

    Then Gov continue to deny these people driver’s licenses; back your ‘tough” words with even more tough action; then let’s see what the feds do.

  • Aimee

    I love that picture of Gov Brewer wagging her finger at him at the airport! Remember that?! Keep waggin’, Jan!

  • reddarin

    I think she should act in defiance of the Court and tell BO ‘sue me’.

  • Dirty Dutch

    I used to like Gov. Brewer until she sucked up to Bammy last year (huggin’ on his sorry, ugly ass). She yaps a tough line the don’t follow through.

  • crankywhitewoman

    She’s like a dog with a bone when she goes after something…an EXCELLENT quality!

  • Mike Rogers

    Just ignore the damn ruling, and have the state legislature pass a law stating that Arizona shall provide no aid or comfort to criminal aliens.

    Ask congress for legislation closing the 9th circuit – they have the right to destroy and recreate courts.

  • Ice Cold Troll

    Good Lord, I get SO confused these days.

    “Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer vows ‘to fight this imperial POTUS’”

    I know what the “POS” stands for, but what about the “TU”?

  • gardenSalsa64

    Since liberty was not consciously designed, but rather discovered and unleashed with Western civilization, its benefits were mostly unknown until they were recognized and studied.