Arizona Federal Judge Ponders “Show Me Your Papers” Again

Arizona Federal Judge Ponders “Show Me Your Papers” Again

"A federal judge in Phoenix heard oral arguments Tuesday about whether a key provision of Arizona's immigration law should go forward.  Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the provison could take effect, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising new challenges.  The provision is Section 2B of the law, and is also known as the “show me your papers,” section. It requires state law enforcement, when they are enforcing other laws, to check people's immigration status if they suspect that person is in the country illegally." - Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras Desk, Aug. 21, 2012.

 

Opponents of SB 1070 gathered outside of the federal courthouse in Phoenix on Tuesday with signs that read "We wil not comply," and "Down with SB 1070" in Spanish.

Photo by Jude Joffe-Block.