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(CNS News) — Hours after the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of Arizona’s immigration law, President Obama “demonstrated anew his utter disregard for the safety and security of the Arizona people,” Gov. Jan Brewer announced on Monday.
“Within the last two hours, I have been notified the Obama administration has revoked the 287(g) agreement,” which allows Arizona police to partner with the federal government in enforcing immigration law.
It’s no coincidence, Brewer said, noting that while 68 law enforcement bodies in 24 states have 287(g) agreements with the federal government, the only agreement eliminated on Monday was the one with Arizona — “the state that happens to be on the front lines of America’s fight against illegal immigration,” she said.
“We are on our own, apparently,” Brewer said in the statement posted on her website.