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Arizona Immigration Law Overruled by Federal Judge

Written by: on 29th July 2010 |
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Arizona Immigration Law Overruled by Federal Judge

Hundreds of young people participate in a youth immigration rally, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Chicago, where Tania Unzueta, a 26-year-old graduate of the University of Illinois is an illegal immigrant and seven other young people decided to "come out" publicly about their status during the rally. They are among dozens nationwide who hope sharing their stories and risking deportation will help get immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)  | read this item

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona Immigration Law’s Major Provision – U.S> District Judge Susan Bolton just issued an injunction to some of the key provisions of the Arizona Immigration Law which takes effect July 29.

Based on Judge Bolton’s decision police officers in Arizona will be disallowed to demand immigration documents from people who they suspect are illegal immigrants. This is a key provision on the passed Arizona Immigration Law.

The Obama Administration had criticized the Arizona Immigration Law and sees this injunction as a victory in their immigration policy. The Obama administration says the provision in the law would be interfering with the federal government’s enforcement of immigration laws, an argument supported by Judge Bolton.

“The federal government has long rejected a system by which aliens’ papers are routinely demanded and checked,” the judge said, quoting Justice Department attorneys.

Tony West, a former Oakland attorney who heads the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division used the argument that stressed the government’s government’s expertise in setting immigration enforcement priorities and relied on a 1941 Supreme Court ruling. The ruling made a good argument and was sighted by Judge Bolton in several statements in the ruling against the Arizona Immigration Law.

There was also a protest on the implementation of the Arizona Immigration law supported by the like San Francisco and other local authorities. They argue that the Arizona Immigration law will deter crime fighting efforts since immigrants will be hesitant to cooperate with law enforcement.

Meanwhile, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona will appeal the ruling of Judge Bolton in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

The full text of the ruling of Judge Bolton can be VIEWED HERE.

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  1. Jenita says:

    Whoa, whoa, get out the way with that good inaonmftior.