Category Archives: Jan Brewer

May 25, 2013

Bill Whittle, legislators weigh in on federal intervention

Pointing to the state capitol and legislature buildings, Whittle said, ‘The state sold these buildings to pay for programs you can’t afford.’


Bill Whittle, conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter and editor mostly noted for his “Afterburner” program on PJTV, made a pit stop at the Arizona State Capitol last Wednesday to speak following Gov. Jan Brewer’s rally to garner support for her Medicaid expansion plan as part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Five busloads of people were brought to a rally at the Arizona State Capitol last Wednesday to show support for Gov. Jan Brewer’s push to expand Medicaid, part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

However, the rally was met with a large number of protestors as well, many of whom were carrying signs opposed to Medicaid eligibility expansion and “Stop OBrewercare.”

Brewer’s proposal would expand eligibility to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which will add an estimated 300,000 or more to the 1.3 million already enrolled in Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, also known as AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program.

Following Brewer’s rally, Rep. Warren Peterson, R-Dist. 17, joined by Reps. David Livingston, R-Dist. 22; Kelly Townsend, R-Dist. 16; and Carl Seel, R-Dist. 20; held a press conference of his own with Bill Whittle as the guest speaker.

Whittle, a conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter and editor, is best known for his “Afterburner” program on PJTV.

Telling the audience state bills were none of his business and the last thing Arizonans need is someone coming here from California telling them what to do in Arizona, Whittle said there was not a problem for which the federal government was a solution.

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August 16, 2012

Brewer Signs Order Prohibiting Benefits to Young Illegal Immigrants

Brewer’s order says the program’s federal paperwork doesn’t confer lawful status on illegal immigrants and won’t entitle them to Arizona public benefits.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.

Brewer’s order issued Wednesday says she’s reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.

Young illegal immigrants could start applying Wednesday with the federal government for work permits under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The program defers deportations for young illegal immigrants if they meet certain criteria.

Brewer’s order says the program’s federal paperwork doesn’t confer lawful status on illegal immigrants and won’t entitle them to Arizona public benefits.

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June 28, 2012

Sheriff Paul Babeu reacts to DHS pulling the plug on 287G (Video)

The Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 came down on Monday and both sides are calling it a win, but it’s another decision on immigration that has many upset. “I find it interesting that after three hours after the vote of the court they determined they were going to rescind our 287 that allows our law enforcement to access the database individually when they need to. It is pretty obvious the federal government has shut us off … not allowing us information,” said Governor Jan Brewer.


Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu

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Gov. Jan Brewer: Obama Admin ‘Assault on Arizona’ Continues

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), the woman who signed into law SB 1070, the controversial bill dealing with illegal immigration upheld in part by the Supreme Court today, called the ruling a “victory” but added that the federal government was continuing to place Arizona “under assault.”

“I believe that this Supreme Court unanimously upheld the section that it is the heart of the bill,” she said. “It’s a victory for the rule of law and the 10th amendment.”

By the same token, Brewer recognized the threat implicit in the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to suspend cooperation with Arizona state authorities via 287(g) task force agreements. “This continued assault on the state of Arizona in regards to illegal immigration has been totally unfortunate,” Brewer said. “The bottom line is that the feds need to step up and do their job and secure our border so we can work on other issues that are a result of the borders not being secured.”

Brewer was deeply upset at the new round of federal pressure on Arizona. “At every turn,” she said, “we see the federal government putting their finger down on other places … They rescinded the 287(g) for all law enforcement in the state of Arizona immediately after this ruling came out. They’re taking away the ability for us to work hand in hand with ICE. So now instead of being able to access the [citizenship] database we’re going to have to call in and go through ICE to verify if somebody’s illegally in the state or not. That’s an assault on Arizona. And it was only rescinded in the State of Arizona.”

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