President Obama will dispatch an official to sit down with Jan Brewer in the next month but theArizona governor said Thursday she got few other results from herÂ meeting with the commander-in-chief, including any details about where 1,200 National Guard troops will be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Brewer met with Obama to discuss the state’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants that the White House opposes. The meeting comes as Justice Department officials consider suing the state in a bid to block the law, which makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally.
Obama has blasted the law, which takes effect July 29, as “misguided” and warned that it could violate civil rights and lead to racial profiling.
During a brief news conference on the White House driveway following her meeting with the president, Brewer described the meeting as “cordial,” but the potential lawsuit wasn’t discussed.
“That was kind of over, brushed over a little bit,” she said.
When asked if she thinks the president has read the law, Brewer only smiled.
In a written statement, the White House said Obama reiterated his concern over the law and how it could lead to a patchwork of different state immigration regulations that would interfere with the federalgovernment‘s response.
“The president urged Gov. Brewer to be his partner in working in a bipartisan manner on comprehensive immigration reform to implement the type of smart, sensible, and effective solutions the American people expect and deserve from their federal government,” the White House said.
Brewer said she assumes in two weeks, she’ll know how many National Guard troops will be headed to Arizona.
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