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A defiant Brewer told CNN Tuesday night that her state will fight any federal attempts to overturn the law. She also cited several major polls that have showed national support for the immigration law running as high as two-thirds of registered voters surveyed. A majority in several polls said they want a similar law in their own states. "We'll meet you in court," she said Tuesday, addressing the Obama administration. "I have a pretty good record of winning in court."
The White House confirmed the meeting following criticism over reports that Obama would not be able to meet with her while she is in Washington this week, according to Fox News.
Brewer had requested a face-to-face meeting with Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former Arizona governor, as tensions rose between his administration and the Grand Canyon State over its controversial law.
The White House denies that Obama snubbed Brewer, saying there initially were some scheduling issues this week that have been resolved. "This administration has dedicated unprecedented resources over the past 16 months to fulfill the federal government's responsibility to secure the southwest border," the White House official said in confirming the talks between Obama and Brewer.
TN House congratulates Arizona on immigration law
By Chas Sisk • THE TENNESSEAN • May 24, 2010
The state House of Representatives approved a resolution honoring Arizona for its controversial immigration law over the objection of foes who argued Tennessee should not involve itself in another state’s fight.
Lawmakers voted 67-27 in favor of a measure brought by state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, that commended Arizona for having “the initiative and the courage ... to protect their citizens and the borders of our great nation” by adopting a state law that lets police question people they suspect of being in the country illegally.