HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania joined eight other states on Wednesday in a legal brief supporting Arizona's immigration law, just days after the Obama administration sued to block its enforcement.
"We believe the lawsuit filed by the federal government in this case undermines the constitutional authority of all our states," said Nils Hagen-Frederiksen, spokesman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, who is also the Republican gubernatorial nominee.
Corbett's move was news to Gov. Rendell, his spokesman said late Wednesday.
"Attorney General Corbett's view is not the sole view of the state," Gary Tuma said. "The position of the administration is that the federal government has the power and should take the lead in developing a 50-state solution to the problem of illegal immigration."