Most Donations For Arizona’s SB 1070 Defense Fund Not Coming From Arizonans | Roughly $3.8 million has poured into the SB 170 defense fund that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) set up to pay for the legal fees to defend her state’s harmful anti-immigrant law, but Arizonans have only donated 10 percent of that amount and make up 15 percent of the 45,402 donors. The rest of the money has poured in from other states and nations, including Canada, Costa Rica, and Micronesia. Matthew Benson, a spokesman for Brewer, told the East Valley Tribune that the donors’ “geographic diversity” was a point of pride for the governor, but critics say it shows that SB 1070 is not a law Arizonans support. “It’s outside influences that are controlling these laws,” said Dee Dee Garcia Blase, founder of Somos Republicans, a conservative Hispanic group in Arizona. Blase pointed to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who wrote both Arizona’s and Alabama’s immigration law, as an example of outside influences. So far, it has cost $2.06 million to defend the law.