Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona's only Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued a statement in response to today's ruling by Judge Susan Bolton to accept the federal government's request for an injunction and prevent sections of SB 1070 from taking effect:
"The courts may have ruled in favor of the federal government today, but the legal wrangling is just beginning. We have months and months of courtroom battles ahead of us, and Arizona's taxpayers are being forced to fund both sides -- that is money that should be going towards protecting our communities.
"There are no winners here -- no matter what the courts ultimately decide, we will still have wasted millions of dollars and our borders will still not be secure. The Administration needs to stop pursuing this distraction, and start working with us to get the border region under control and develop a national immigration strategy."