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SB 1070 challenge proceeds

PHOENIX, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law will proceed despite motions filed on behalf of Gov. Jan Brewer, a federal judge ruled.
Brewer still forecast a winner in Arizona

Brewer still forecast a winner in Arizona

PHOENIX, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, awkward in a debate this week, still is a likely winner against Democrat Terry Goddard, The New York Times said Friday.
Arizona appeals block of immigration law

Arizona appeals block of immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Arizona has formally appealed a federal judge's injunction blocking parts of its new immigration law.

Palin: Obama lacks 'cojones'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Republican firebrand Sarah Palin said Sunday President Obama doesn't have the "cojones" -- the Spanish word for testicles -- to secure the U.S. borders.

New Mexico offers to host border meeting

ALBUQUERQUE, July 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says his state will host a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border governors that was canceled by Arizona amid a threatened boycott.

Brewer links illegal immigrants to drugs

PHOENIX, June 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stuck to her guns Friday, saying once again she thinks most illegal immigrants are tied to drug cartels and are used as drug mules.
Obama, Brewer meet at White House

Obama, Brewer meet at White House

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer met at the White House Thursday to discuss their differences on border, immigration and crime issues.
Obama, Arizona Gov. Brewer to meet

Obama, Arizona Gov. Brewer to meet

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will meet Thursday with the governor of Arizona to discuss the state's controversial new immigration law, White House officials said.

Brewer OKs law restricting ethnic studies

PHOENIX, May 12 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed, without comment, a bill restricting the types of ethnic courses schools can offer students.

Arizona to end freeway speed cameras

PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- Arizona's Department of Public Safety has moved to end the state's speed-camera program on freeways by July.

Brewer revises Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX, May 1 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill revising the state's tough new immigration law to say racial profiling is illegal.
Ariz. tourism group goes to Net on boycott

Ariz. tourism group goes to Net on boycott

PHOENIX, April 27 (UPI) -- The Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association has set up its own Facebook page to counter calls for a boycott of the state.

Ariz. gov signs tough immigration bill

PHOENIX, April 23 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, resisting constituents who urged she take out her veto stamp, Friday signed into law the nation's toughest immigration bill.

Thousands protest Arizona immigration bill

PHOENIX, April 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of people protested outside the Arizona Capitol Thursday appealing to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the nation's toughest immigration bill.
No word yet from Ariz. gov on immigration

No word yet from Ariz. gov on immigration

PHOENIX, April 21 (UPI) -- With four days to go, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had given no hint Wednesday whether she would sign a controversial immigration bill into law.
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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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