Gov. Jan Brewer issued the following statement:
“I applaud the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for today rejecting a request to block SB 1070 from being enforced by State and local officers.
“Since 2010 when I signed SB 1070 into law, it has undergone numerous legal challenges launched by groups such as the ACLU and La Raza. But the heart of our law has survived, been unanimously upheld by the United States Supreme Court and is now being enforced across Arizona.
“I am under no illusion that opponents of SB 1070 will stop their baseless allegations and call off their teams of lawyers. Even now, they scheme for new ways to undermine the rule of law and malign the character and commitment of our State and local law enforcement.
“Know this: They will not succeed. The State of Arizona stands firmly in support of the rule of law, in defense of our citizens and together with our brave men and women in uniform.”