Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Arizona Immigration Law

, Posted: Mon, June 25 2012 at 8:25 AM, Updated: Mon, June 25 2012 at 8:27 AM

THIS JUST IN: The Supreme Court upheld one part of the Arizona immigration law, but struck down other sections.

The part of the law the justices upheld requires police officers stopping someone to make efforts to verify the person’s immigration status with the Federal Government.

The justices struck down three other parts of the law:

  • One making it a crime for an illegal immigrant to work or to seek work in Arizona;
  • One which authorized state and local officers to arrest people without a warrant if the officers have probable cause to believe a person is an illegal immigrant;
  • And one that made it a state requirement for immigrants to register with the federal government.

 

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