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Statement by Senators McCain and Kyl on Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Immigration Law

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision announced today on Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070:

"While we still want to fully review the Supreme Court's decision, today's ruling appears to validate a key component of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070. The Arizona law was born out of the state's frustration with the burdens that illegal immigration and continued drug smuggling impose on its schools, hospitals, criminal justice system and fragile desert environment, and an Administration that chooses to set enforcement policies based on a political agenda, not the laws as written by Congress. We will continue our efforts on behalf of the citizens of Arizona to secure our southern border. We believe Arizonans are better served when state and federal officials work as partners to protect our citizens rather than as litigants in a courtroom."


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