Visit FAIR’s SB 1070 Resource Center!
The U.S. Supreme Court made clear that state and local governments have a role to play in immigration enforcement this week when it upheld the core of SB 1070 in Arizona v. U.S. The core section of SB 1070, 2(B), requires local law enforcement officers to make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of an individual during a lawful stop if the officer has reasonable suspicion to believe the person is an illegal alien. The Supreme Court did, however, strike down as preempted the other three provisions of the law at issue (state alien registration crimes, unlawful seeking of work, and warrantless arrest).To read more about the decision, the arguments presented by each side, and to find out what your leaders are saying (or not saying) in the aftermath, visit FAIR’s SB 1070 resource center here.
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