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Statement from Gov. Nikki Haley on Supreme Court’s Arizona immigration law ruling

25 Jun

COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement on the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on the Arizona immigration law:

“If the federal government would do its job, the states wouldn’t have to – but that hasn’t happened. In South Carolina, we passed illegal immigration reform that told the rest of the country we’re a tolerant state but also a law-abiding state. That’s what this has been about for us – the rule of law – nothing more, nothing less.

“Today’s court ruling is in part good news for South Carolina law enforcement. Now, they can do their job and verify that those suspected of being here illegally are actually here legally. But the ruling also underscores the need for leadership in Washington that finally addresses illegal immigration reform, and we will continue to fight for that kind of leadership.”

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