Texas Joins Fight To Support Arizona Immigration Law
July 14, 2010

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal court to dismiss the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against the state of  Arizona and its new controversial immigration enforcement policy.

Abbott joined with several other state attorneys general in an amicus brief filed in response to  United States vs. Arizona.

Governor Rick Perry, who is anti-illegal immigration and a frequent critic of  President Obama, is praising General Abbot for  his actions. 

 “All Americans should support today’s actions by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and other state attorneys general in their efforts to uphold the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the right of states to provide for the public safety and security of their citizens,” said the Governor in a statement released Wednesday night. 

“The federal government has failed to secure our borders as drug activity and murder rates soar in many border communities. States are left with no choice. Until the federal government secures the border, I expect more states to legislate in an effort to protect their citizens. 

“Regardless of anyone’s feelings on the Arizona law, we must protect the 10th Amendment and right of states to legislate public safety to keep families and communities secure. I join Texas Attorney General Abbott in opposing the Obama Administration’s effort to undermine the right of states to protect their citizens and govern themselves.”  (By the way – would it hurt GOVERNOR PERRY to refer to the President as PRESIDENT OBAMA, every once in a while?)

Anyway, I’m wondering if  the Arizona law and  illegal immigration issue  will  become  hot topics in the Texas Gubernatorial election?