August 22, 2011
A group of sheriffs representing an Arizona border county is seeking $60,000 in donations to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the state’s controversial immigration law.
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The Border Sheriffs group, which represents Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, wrote in fundraising letters that it has raised $29,000 but needs $31,000 more for the brief or key parts of SB1070 will remain blocked by the courts.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office is trying to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case and overturn an April decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brewer had asked the appeals court to lift an injunction imposed by a federal judge the day before the law was to take effect on July 29, 2010. The U.S Justice Department sued to block the law, saying it violates the Constitution because enforcing Immigration law is a federal issue.