June 11, 2012

Arizona's Case Looms Closer in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's decision is expected by the end of June on Arizona's controversial immigration law. Jacques Billeaud of the Associated Press reports, "legal experts expect that the court likely will uphold Arizona's requirement that police check the immigration status of people they stop" but opponents of the law could ask the courts to block enforcement on other legal grounds. Billeaud also relays the possible implications of the ruling on other sates:
"A decision in favor of Arizona could clear the way for other states to enforce immigration-check requirements and create an opening for states to take a larger role in immigration enforcement after mostly staying out of it for decades and letting the federal government handle it alone. 
"Five others states - Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah - have enacted similar laws."
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