Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s immigration law SB1070.
“I stand with the United States Supreme Court in their decision to uphold the key provision in SB1070. It is a disappointment that the bill wasn’t upheld in its entirety however the heart of the bill which does the most to protect the citizens of Arizona was upheld. The Federal Government has been negligent in their duty to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. This ruling will set a precedent for other states to follow suit in their efforts to protect their citizens from the economic and security threats that illegal immigration poses.”
“On April 11, 2012 I visited the U.S.-Mexico border. What I saw was astonishing as it solidified my unwavering belief that we must secure our border first. Arizona’s open border is the lifeline to the illegal immigration problem our state faces. The Obama administration has failed to enforce our nations’ immigration laws. We must remember that it is not a right to become a citizen and live in the United States, it is a privilege.”
“Let this serve as a reminder as to why it is vital we send representatives to Washington D.C. who will fight for the will of the American people. If elected to Congress, I promise to stand with the people of Arizona in our ongoing effort to secure our open border.”