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Jan Brewer endorses Trump for president

Posted at 12:50 PM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 00:36:14-05

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is throwing her support behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump's campaign announced Brewer's endorsement Saturday.

In a statement, Brewer called Trump a "Washington outsider" who will follow the people's will.

"This may be our last chance to ensure our children grow up in a country with borders, and with a government that protects its own people," Brewer said in a released statement. 

She says Trump would secure the border and defend workers deprived of jobs by people who are in the U.S. illegally.

She adds, "Trump will actually enforce the rule of law." 

Trump has constantly called on the need to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Meanwhile, Brewer, who served as governor from 2009 to 2015, is perhaps best known for her stance on illegal immigration. 

Brewer signed S.B. 1070 in law in April 2010, a controversial measure that eventually went to the U.S. Supreme Court. In September, a U.S. District Court Judge upheld a provision in the law that allows police to question the immigration status of those they suspect are undocumented. 

Trump says Brewer's endorsement is an honor. 

“I love the state of Arizona and have received incredible support throughout the state," Trump said. 

Read the full release below: 

DONALD J. TRUMP ENDORSED BY FORMER ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWERToday Donald J. Trump was endorsed by former Arizona...

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Brewer becomes another high-profile in-state endorsement for the Republican businessman, who received an endorsement from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last month, as well as an endorsement from Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit.