Gonzales: ‘It is time for Arizona to move beyond SB 1070’
State legislator issues statement after U.S. Supreme Court denies review of a portion of SB 1070
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, D-Tucson (District 3), released this statement after the U.S. Supreme Court left in place an injunction against a portion of SB 1070 that would make it illegal to transport or harbor unauthorized immigrants.
“It is time for Arizona to move beyond SB 1070. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the majority of this law. Now another portion is again enjoined and the state will not be able to enforce it. This is further affirmation that extremist legislation like this has no place in Arizona.
“Arizonans deserve more. From the start, SB 1070 served only to divide communities and heighten partisan bickering. It took time and attention away from real solutions to the immigration issues our country is facing. Additionally, it gave politicians an excuse to grandstand, at the local and national levels, when they should have been working on substantive policy reform or focused on creating jobs and improving education.
“The U.S. Supreme Court made the right call."