POSTED: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 4:20am
UPDATED: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 7:31am
Phoenix, AZ - Thousands of people from around the country gathered in Arizona Saturday to support the state's new immigration law.
"We wanted to show our support for Governor Jan Brewer. We wanted to show our support for the courage of our legislatures to stand up and to enforce federal law to protect our border."
The "Stand With Arizona Rally" was a grassroots event organized to encourage support for the immigration law and Arizona businesses. The night was filled with several speakers. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was among them...
"The minute that law takes effect I'm going to enforce it like we've been doing with the other two laws, the human smuggling laws and the employer sanctions laws."
Holding signs and waving flags, they rallied to give a loud voice to what they feel is not being heard...
"We've always been a nation of laws. We cannot have a sovereign nation without borders either. We're the only country in the world where we're expected to just have everybody come and go as they please and do whatever they want."
Fed up with current border policies, they hope their cries will be heard...
"I'm hoping that we'll simply have our border secured. That they will take up in Washington immigration reform which needs to be addressed."