Gov. Brewer reacts to 1070 lawsuit

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For her part, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer insists SB 1070 is both reasonable and constitutional" and "designed to compliment" the federal enforcement of illegal immigration.

Speaking at Tuesday evening in Gilbert, Brewer stood by the measure, calling it necessary for the state to take action because the federal government has not lived up to its responsibilities on the border.

Department of justice officials claim they brought the suit to avoid a quote "patchwork" of similar policies around the county.

If there is an injunction, Brewer promised to push on with implementing SB 1070.