June 4th, 2010
lots of talk, no results
President Obama will dispatch an official to sit down with Jan Brewer in the next month but the Arizona governor said Thursday she got few other results from her meeting with the commander-in-chief, including any details about where 1,200 National Guard troops will be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Brewer met with Obama to discuss the state’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants that the White House opposes. The meeting comes as Justice Department officials consider suing the state in a bid to block the law, which makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally.
Obama has blasted the law, which takes effect July 29, as “misguided” and warned that it could violate civil rights and lead to racial profiling.
During a brief news conference on the White House driveway following her meeting with the president, Brewer described the meeting as “cordial,” but the potential lawsuit wasn’t discussed.
“That was kind of over, brushed over a little bit,” she said.