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Ariz. governor 'not surprised' by lawsuit

PHOENIX, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she was "not surprised" by a lawsuit filed against her over an order to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Lawsuit challenges Ariz. immigration order

PHOENIX, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- An order denying Arizona driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for federal deferred action is unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Thursday said.

Asian-American questions Ariz. law SB1070

PHOENIX, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An American citizen of Chinese and Spanish descent says he has learned Latinos are not the only ones affected by Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 immigration law.
Judge lifts Arizona immigration injunction

Judge lifts Arizona immigration injunction

PHOENIX, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge has given Arizona the go-ahead to enforce the "show me your papers" provision of its immigration law, the state said.
Ruling lets police check legal status

Ruling lets police check legal status

PHOENIX, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge has turned down a request for an injunction against the so-called "show-me-your-papers" provision of a controversial Arizona law.

Critics: License order violates state law

PHOENIX, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The governor of Arizona violated state law, critics say, by refusing to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants given work status by President Obama.
1.7M line up for deportation deferral

1.7M line up for deportation deferral

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Some 1.7 million young illegal immigrants sought information on a deportation deferral program that would grant them two-year work permits, U.S. officials said.

Woman freed from prison after 49 years

PERRYVILLE, Ariz., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Betty Smithey, America's longest-serving female inmate, was freed by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency after serving 49 years for murder, officials said.
Suits expected over Ariz. immigration law

Suits expected over Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials say they expect a litigious period in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling on Arizona's immigration law.
Obama: Congress must act on immigration

Obama: Congress must act on immigration

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President Obama said he is pleased with Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision gutting most of Arizona's anti-illegal alien law, but Congress now has to act.
Court guts Arizona immigration law

Court guts Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday struck down most of Arizona's tough illegal alien law, which the Obama administration said usurped the federal government's role.
Obama's birthplace a ballot issue in Arizona

Obama's birthplace a ballot issue in Arizona

PHOENIX, May 21 (UPI) -- Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said President Obama may not be on the state's ballot if Hawaii doesn't verify his birth certificate.
Arizona Gov. Brewer vetoes online education bill

Arizona Gov. Brewer vetoes online education bill

PHOENIX, May 15 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill which would have made broad changes to the state's online education system, officials say.
Arizona abortion-services bill approved

Arizona abortion-services bill approved

PHOENIX, May 5 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill that bans state and local authorities from contracting with organizations that provide abortion services.

Arizona gov. vetoes guns on public grounds

PHOENIX, April 18 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a second effort to pass legislation allowing people to carry guns in public buildings, saying the proposal needs wider support.
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which gives authorities the right to check for citizenship of virtually anyone in Arizona at the State Department of Public Safety in Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 2010. The bill has caused a furor as both sides of the immigration issue have been vocal in either their support or their anger about racial profiling. UPI/Art Foxall
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Janice Kay "Jan" Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is the 22nd and current Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona and a member of the Republican Party. She is the fourth woman, and third consecutive woman, to hold the office. Brewer previously served as Secretary of State of Arizona, from January 2003 until then-Governor Janet Napolitano resigned after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security in January 2009. Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession, as determined by the Arizona constitution.

Born in California, Brewer is a graduate of Glendale Community College. She has served as a State Senator and State Representative for Arizona, from 1983 to 1996. Brewer also served as Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, before running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2002.

Brewer came into the national spotlight when, on April 23, 2010, she signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The act makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens. Brewer sought a full term as Governor of Arizona in the 2010 Arizona gubernatorial election, and was elected on November 3, 2010, winning with 55% of the vote over Democrat Terry Goddard's 42%.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jan Brewer."
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