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Obama Snubs Ariz. Gov. Brewer during Washington Visit

Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010 04:00 PM

Though her state is at the forefront of the fight against illegal immigration, President Obama is snubbing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week as she visits Washington as part of a bipartisan team of leaders assisting the federal government on homeland security.

Brewer had requested a face-to-face meeting with Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, according to Fox News, to discuss her state’s controversial illegal immigration law. Both Obama and Napolitano have criticized the measure, as has Attorney General Eric Holder.

White House spokesman Adam Abrams said over the weekend that Obama's schedule "doesn't allow for a meeting" with Brewer but added that the president "does intend to sit down with the governor in the future."

The snub comes after Justice Department officials told Arizona's attorney general and aides to the governor Friday that the federal government has serious reservations about the state's new immigration law.

Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican who helped draft Arizona's SB 1070, called Obama's refusal to meet with Brewer "an insult."

Read the entire story at Fox News.


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Though her state is at the forefront of the fight against illegal immigration, President Obama is snubbing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week as she visits Washington as part of a bipartisan team of leaders assisting the federal government on homeland security. Brewer had...
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