On Thursday, President Obama met with Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona to discuss the recent immigration legislation in the state.
This meeting comes as a response to the Arizona SB1070 that would make it a
state crime for illegal immigrants to not have an alien registration document.
At the meeting President Obama expressed concerns regarding the law, stating that the law would “interfere with the federal government’s legislation policy.”
Governor Brewer defended the bill and requested that in order to diffuse the bill, there would have to be federal involvement that includes an increase in Arizona’s border patrol security.
In response to this, Obama has also pledged to discuss the possibility of sending 1,200 more National Guard troops to the Arizona-Mexico border in order to try and stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
The law is scheduled to take effect in late July unless blocked by the court.