By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval said Monday’s ruling by U.S. Supreme Court in the Arizona immigration law case points out the need for Congress and the president to come together and reform the country’s immigration laws.
“While I have always supported Arizona’s 10th Amendment right to enact laws to address its unique concerns with public safety and have said all along the law is not needed in Nevada, I understand and respect the Supreme Court’s application of the Supremacy Clause,” he said.
In today’s ruling, the court struck down much of the law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed into law by GOP Gov. Jan Brewer.
One provision, requiring police to perform immigration checks on those they arrest or stop for questioning, was upheld by the court.