Arizona’s immigration policy sticks, according to a federal judge. The legal director for the National Immigration Law Center, which was fighting in court on behalf of immigration activists to strike down the Arizona law, will weigh her options. It was found that for police to request legal papers from people they stop is not being discriminatory against Hispanics.
1. Arizona police can ask for your papers.
The Arizona-Mexico border fence near Naco, Arizona. via Reuters
2. Contentious immigration law is upheld.
A federal judge has upheld part of Arizona’s contentious immigration law, rejecting claims that the so-called “show your papers” section of the law discriminated against Hispanics.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Friday was on the last of seven challenges to the 2010 law. The section being upheld allows police in Arizona to check the immigration status of anyone they stop.
Bolton ruled that immigration rights activists failed to show that police would enforce the law differently for Hispanics than other people. The section is sometimes called the “show your papers” provision. via Reuters