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Arizona Immigration Lawyer Responds to U.S. Supreme Court's Certiorari Grant On SB1070's Constitutionality


Arizona Immigration Attorney Jose Pe�alosa is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in the Arizona, et al. v. Arizona SB 1070 case.   Attorney Jose Pe�alosa, an immigration lawyer with over twenty years of experience, believes that the Supreme Court will uphold the rule of law, as articulated in the U.S. Constitution, Federal Immigration law and court decisions, that the federal government, and not the States, has exclusive jurisdiction over immigration law.   "The U.S. Congress and specifically Arizona's Congressional delegation have failed to demonstrate any leadership with regard to immigration reform, and thus their inaction has served to embolden the State of Arizona and others such as Alabama to attempt to re-write immigration laws", said Immigration Lawyer Pe�alosa.

Brewer states on her Facebook posting that "I am confident the High Court will uphold Arizona's constitutional authority and obligation to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens".  However, the Governor creatively fails to acknowledge that her same arguments and rationale have already been considered and soundly rejected by the U.S. District Court of Arizona  and the 9th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, said Lawyer Pe�alosa.   "Because Governor Brewer demonstrates a sincere concern about protecting the safety and welfare of all Arizonans, she should exercise the same level of concern that she gives to SB 1070, and she should immediately call upon Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign his post given his complete failure to protect the most vulnerable members of our society", concluded Attorney Pe�alosa.

Attorney Penalosa is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, State Bar of Colorado, and he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association.  He also serves as a volunteer lawyer for Mi Familia Vota, Proyecto  Nehemias, Maya Chapin and the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition (ADAC), among others. He is frequently asked to participate as an expert in academic panels, and for the local and national media with regard to immigration law matters.