Arizona Democratic governor plans to veto illegal immigration bill that includes civil immunity

Gov. Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) plans to strike down a bill Republican lawmakers approved Wednesday that would criminalize illegal immigration in Arizona.  

The Senate passed the Arizona Border Invasion Act, proposed by Republican state Sen. Janae Shamp, with 16 votes. The bill would make it a crime in the state if a person came through Arizona’s border illegally, and it would protect government officials by granting them civil immunity for enforcing the law. 

“Well, I think what it’s gonna do is put the focus back where it needs to be with the states,” the senator told the Center Square.

While Senate Bill 1231 passed along party lines, Hobbs, who has a history of vetoing Republican-proposed legislation, said she plans to also turn down the bill. 

“From day one Governor Hobbs has taken strong action to secure our
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