Supreme Court decision on AZ immigration law

All in all not a bad showing on the part of the Supreme Court:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision that allows police to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws. …

While concluding that the federal government has the power to block the law, the court let stand one of the most controversial parts — a provision that lets police check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is in the United States illegally. …

Provisions struck down included:

– Authorizing police to arrest illegal immigrants without warrant where “probable cause” exists that they committed any public offense making them removable from the country.

– Making it a state crime for “unauthorized immigrants” to fail to carry registration papers and other government identification.

– Forbidding those not authorized for employment in the United States to apply, solicit or perform work. That would include illegal immigrants standing in a parking lot who “gesture or nod” their willingness to be employed.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/25/politics/scotus-arizona-law/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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