by Jillian Rayfield
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer today touted the Supreme Court's decision on the state's immigration law as a victory for anti-immigration policy. In response, Rep. Raul Grijalva is calling Brewer "delusional."
"This law was delusional when it began and unfortunately our governor continues to be delusional," Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said on The Ed Show.
The Supreme Court's ruling blocked much of the law, but kept in tact, for now, a key provision that allows police officers to check the immigration status of people who are stopped for any reason, even for minor offenses.
"It is a bad precedent for the country, it is a bad precedent for public policy, due process, the 14th amendment, and it's going to be challenged legally, its going to be challenged politically," Grijalva said of the ruling.
Grijalva also pointed the finger at Republican lawmakers who filibustered the DREAM Act in 2010. "I find it ironic that the people that harped the most about 'the states need to do it cause the federal government won't,' are the same ones who put every impediment in front of us here."
"It's time the Republicans stepped up and acted as adults, and quit exploiting this issue," Grijalva said.