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Judge nullifies certain aspects of Arizona immigration law


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by Joseph Ernest July 28, 2010

Newscast Media -- An Arizona judge has responded to a lawsuit filed by the U.S Department of Justice by nullifying certain aspects of the immigration law.  Even though the law will still be effective, U.S. district judge Susan Bolton struck a provision that requires police officers to determine the immigration status of people they detain.  She also nullified a provision that requires immigrants to carry identification papers at all times.


In a ruling on Wednesday, Bolton said, "There is a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens under the new law. By enforcing this statute, Arizona would impose a 'distinct, unusual and extraordinary' burden on legal resident aliens."     Story continues below...


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, said the state will probably appeal the ruling. She said, "It is a temporary bump in the road, we will move forward, and I'm sure that after consultation with our counsel we will appeal. The bottom line is that we've known all along that it is the responsibility of the feds, and they haven't done their job, so we were going to help them do that."

Thousands of activists have planned a demonstration against the law in Arizona on Thursday, despite the court's ruling.        Add Comments>>                 




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