SB 1070 - Judge Blocks Sections of Arizona Immigration Law
by Bob Price on July 28, 2010 at 2:08 PM
Today in Phoenix, Federal Judge Susan Bolton (a Clinton appointee) announced the Arizona law will go into effect as scheduled, but without most of the “controversial provisions”. Her ruling puts on hold the sections of the bill requiring police officers to check the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens while they are enforcing other laws. She also placed the provision requiring aliens to carry immigration papers on their persons at all times on hold.
The Arizona law also would have prohibited illegal aliens from gathering in public places to seek employment and allowed for the warrantless arrest of suspected illegal aliens. These provisions have also been placed on hold pending a full review by the court.
The toothless tiger that remains will still go into effect at midnight tonight. This mostly includes procedural revisions to existing Arizona Immigration statutes.
So for now, the debate continues. What do you think?