Members of the public twice asked U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, what she thought of Arizona's new immigration legislation during a phone conference last week.
She responded: "I do not support the Senate bill that passed, although I understand the frustration of the Legislature in wanting to do something the federal government hasn't ... I think it goes a little too far."
She called for more border security and deployment of National Guard troops at the border but did not mention comprehensive immigration reform.
Kirkpatrick said the new legislation might be economically detrimental if it led to canceled conventions and loss of tourism.