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Judge Blocks 4 Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law

PHOENIX -- A federal judge in Arizona on July 28 stopped four provisions of Arizona's new, controversial immigration law from going into effect (United States of America v. State of Arizona, et al., No. CV 10-1413-PHX-SRB, D. Ariz.).

They are the provisions that require an officer to check the immigration status of anyone stopped, detained, or arrested, that make it a crime not to apply for or carry alien-registration papers and a crime for an unauthorized alien to seek or perform work, and that allow an arrest with no warrant if there is probable cause to believe that the person has committed a "public offense" that makes him or her removable from the country.

Key provisions of the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, were enjoined by U.S. District Court judge Susan R. Bolton of the District of Arizona.  An immediate appeal to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco is expected.

Download the order.