Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Brewer to Meet Obama

Jan Brewer is going to get her face-to-face meeting with President Obama. The White House confirmed late Tuesday that the president intends to make some time on Thursday to sit down with the Arizona governor to hear her concerns about border security.

 Brewer made clear Tuesday she's not worried about a potential legal challenge from the Obama administration over her state's controversial immigration law.

"We'll meet you in court," Brewer told CNN' when asked how she would respond if President Barack Obama's Department of Justice decided to challenge the law. "I have a pretty good record of winning in court."

The American Civil Liberties Union is currently leading a court challenge. Attorney General Eric Holder, who met with a delegation of police chiefs from Arizona and elsewhere this week to discuss the law, has yet to indicate whether the federal government would file a legal challenge.
Obama, who has called the law "misguided," will meet with Brewer at the White House on Thursday, a White House official told CNN. It will be the first one-on-one meeting between the two since Brewer approved the law in April.

Brewer is in Washington this week to talk with other governors who, like her, are members of a special council of governors the president appointed to provide him with advice on issues of homeland security. The trip is to prepare for a July meeting of the actual council.
The governor said last week she sought the meeting with Obama because she believes that Napolitano does not understand how serious are the problems with border security.
"I think that he owes it to the people of Arizona if not to the people of the United States to sit down and have a conversation with him in regards to what is needed at our border. We need to secure them,'' Brewer said.


No comments:

Post a Comment