The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three provisions in Arizona’s immigration law yesterday but unanimously kept the most controversial part. According to Reuters, the justices found it constitutional for police officers to check the immigration status for any individual they stop.
The three statues the court deemed unconstitutional were banning illegal immigrants from soliciting work in public places, requiring immigrants to carry immigration paperwork at all times, and allowing officers to arrest immigrants without warrants.
Many who are against Arizona’s law claim that it could lead to racial and ethnic profiling, though Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says the state will not resort to this measure.
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