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Arizona lawsuit cites “invasion of illegal aliens”

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday,  after attending arguments  regarding the Arizona employer sanctions law.  (Associated Press)
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, after attending arguments regarding the Arizona employer sanctions law. (Associated Press)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stands outside the Supreme Court.

PHOENIX – Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona’s border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

The lawsuit claims the federal government has failed to protect Arizona from an “invasion” of illegal immigrants. It seeks increased reimbursements and extra safeguards, such as additional border fences.

Brewer’s court filing serves as a countersuit in the federal government’s legal challenge to Arizona’s new enforcement immigration law. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to invalidate the law. Read more.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.