Judge preempts part of Arizona immigration law

NY Times:


... Judge Bolton took aim at the parts of the law that have generated the most controversy, issuing a preliminary injunction against sections that called for officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws and that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times.

The injunction does not make much sense since it is hard to see how the government is hurt by law enforcement officers inquiring about a suspects immigration status. As for the requirement that the aliens carry their immigration documents, Federal law already requires that so what she is really doing is saying that Arizona cannot make a crime not to comply with the federal law. I think Arizona has a good case for appeal.


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