National Federation of Republican Women
June 26, 2012
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National Federation of Republican Women Celebrates
Victory in U.S. Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

'Finally, States Have Authority to Enforce Certain Federal Immigration Laws'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Rae Lynne Chornenky, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona immigration law. In a five to three vote, the high court rejected certain provisions within the law but unanimously upheld the provision permitting police to check the immigration status of persons they have detained or stopped for questioning.

“The National Federation of Republican Women joins Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in celebrating the victory won in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Arizona’s tough immigration law,” Chornenky said. “Gov. Brewer announced the ruling as a success, stating that the provision upheld is the heart of the state’s law.

“Finally, states will have the authority to enforce certain federal immigration laws which have been ignored for far too long. Violations of immigration laws have deeply affected our employment opportunities and the use of our private property without fear or the risk of abuse. For the most part, the federal government has refused to enforce our immigration laws or to secure our borders. We welcome the opportunity for local and state police to protect us.”

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

For more information about the NFRW, visit

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