In response to the passage of amended Arizona Senate Bill 1070, candidate for U.S. Senate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) made the following statement:
I have been a longtime supporter of the efforts of State Senator Russell Pearce to combat illegal immigration and to protect our borders. Arizona Senate Bill 1070 is no exception. During my service in the U.S. House of Representatives, I sponsored the "Enforcement First Act." Senator Pearce's bill is very much in line with that Act and my belief that we need to enforce existing laws.
I applaud the House's recent passage of the amended AZ S.B. 1070 and look forward to its quick passage through the Senate. I also call on Governor Brewer to sign the bill when it lands on her desk.
Without a doubt, S.B. 1070 sends a clear message to illegal aliens who enter Arizona that they will not find sanctuary here.
Cities cannot pick and choose which laws they enforce. S.B. 1070 stops "sanctuary cities" from turning a blind eye to immigration status and holds illegal aliens accountable to our nation's immigration laws.
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