(Washington, DC) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three out of the four provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law. Blumenthal clerked on the Court for Justice Harry Blackmun and argued four cases before the Court as Connecticut’s Attorney General between 1991 and 2010.
“This ruling clearly and convincingly repudiates the core provisions of Arizona’s extreme law. The Arizona law is blatantly unconstitutional, and unacceptable because it is draconian, discriminatory, and undemocratic. States understandably are seeking to address serious defects and flaws in current immigration reform, but the only real solution – vitally necessary now – is comprehensive immigration law through federal law. I hope that we can forge a bipartisan consensus for complete, comprehensive reform, spurred by this decision.”