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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Supreme Court Rejects Arizona's Pre-emption of Federal Immigration Law, But Upholds SB 1070's "Papers Please" Provision
07 Jul 2012
Modified: 12:29:38 PM
Interview with Bill Chandler, executive director, Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, conducted by Scott Harris
Supreme Court Rejects Arizona's Pre-emption of Federal Immigration Law, But Upholds SB 1070's "Papers Please" Provision

Interview with Bill Chandler, executive director, Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, conducted by Scott Harris

Arizona's harsh immigration law, known as SB 1070, which was passed by the state's GOP-controlled legislature in the spring of 2010, provoked widespread anger, protests and calls for an economic boycott. The law made it a crime for an immigrant not to carry documentation on their legal status in the U.S.; allowed state police to arrest people without a warrant if they had probable cause to believe their actions would make them deportable under federal law and made it illegal for an individual to apply for employment without federal work authorization. A fourth provision empowered Arizona state police to investigate the immigration status of a person stopped, detained, or arrested if the officer had a reasonable suspicion that individual was in the country illegally.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120713cf-btl-chandler.html
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