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Arizona Immigration Ruling: Thwarting a Police State or Will of the People?
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Arizona Immigration Ruling: Thwarting a Police State or Will of the People?

Today’s federal court ruling against key provisions of S.B. 1070 is a victory for those seeking federal comprehensive immigration reform.

Today’s federal court ruling against key provisions of S.B. 1070 is a victory for those seeking federal comprehensive immigration reform.

The provisions blocked include those:

  • Requiring that an officer make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there is a reasonable suspicion that the person is unlawfully present in the United States, and requiring verification of the immigration status of any person arrested prior to releasing that person.
  • Creating a crime for the failure to apply for or carry alien registration papers.
  • Creating a crime for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for, or perform work.
  • Authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person where there is probable cause to believe the person has committed a public offense that makes the person removable from the United States

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