Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Endorses Donald Trump

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer pauses as she reads from a prepared text at a news conference announcing she has vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer pauses as she reads from a prepared text at a news conference announcing she has vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed Donald Trump on Saturday, praising the GOP front-runner’s tough stance on illegal immigration.

“For years, I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump,” Brewer said in a statement released by the Trump campaign. “Mr. Trump will secure our borders, defend our workers and protect our sovereignty. Mr. Trump will stand for our law enforcement, our police and our immigration officers. Mr. Trump will actually enforce the rule of law.”

“This may be our last chance to ensure our children grow up in a country with borders, and with a government that protects its own people. This is our chance — Donald Trump is our chance — to save this country and Make America Great Again,” said Brewer, who served as Arizona’s governor from 2009 to 2015.

Brewer made national attention in 2010 when she signed a bill that required Arizona police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. The Supreme Court eventually struck down key parts of the law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.

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SOURCE: CNN, Eugene Scott