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Today several House Democrats issued the following statements after the Supreme Court announced that it struck down three of the four key provisions of SB 1070:
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 14)
"The Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070 is not surprising. What we need is comprehensive immigration reform and border security so we can solve this issue for the long-term, not more divisive legislation and bickering. In light of today's ruling, I ask all leaders at every level of government to put aside their political agendas and partisanship to work together on comprehensive, fair and effective immigration reform and border security."
Assistant House Minority Leader Steve Farley, D-Tucson (District 28)
"Arizonans expect and deserve reasonable immigration reform. SB 1070 is a far cry from reasonable. It lets politicians get away with political grandstanding instead of enacting real reform. We need substantive reform and we need to ensure our police officers have the tools they need to crack down on true criminals and keep our communities safe and secure. I commend the Supreme Court for striking down key parts of this law and forcing politicians to focus on real reform."
House Minority Whip Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson (District 13)
"The ripple effect of this decision will be far reaching. It sends a message to lawmakers that we need sensible immigration reform. SB 1070 was divisive and ineffective. It promoted an extremist agenda and did nothing to help the economy."
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