Supreme Court strikes down parts of AZ immigration law
The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to carry identification that says whether they are in the United States legally; cannot make it a crime for undocumented immigrations to apply for a job; and cannot arrest someone based solely on the suspicion that the person is in this country illegally.
However, the court upheld the part of the law that requires police to check the immigration status of anyone they detain, if there is ‘reasonable suspicion’ that the person is unlawfully in the United States. Even there, though, the justices said the provision could be subject to additional legal challenges.
This one is a mixed bag, sure they struck down some odious parts of the law but they kept the “papers please” part which, to me, is pretty hideous.