Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona and vehement immigration opponent, has taken on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent report sent to the United Nations’ Human Rights Commissioner by the State Department. Apparently, Brewer is steamed at the move toward “internationalism” and is trying to protect her state from charges of racial profiling, a thinly veiled accusation included in the report.
Brewer was pretty adamant in her, uh, request that Arizona’s immigration law pretty much requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone they encounter “enforcing other laws” be removed.
The federal government, however, views its legal challenge to the law as a prime example of how it’s addressing possible human rights violations.
From Yahoo News:
In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer says it is “downright offensive” that a state law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years.
“The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to ‘review’ by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional,” Brewer wrote.
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