|Supreme Court issues split immigration decision|
| The Supreme Court has issued a split verdict on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants, overturning three of the four key provisions, but holding up the clause allowing officials to stop and check documents.|
The court upheld the clause that gives law enforcement officials the power to request documents from anyone they stop for another infraction and suspect of being in the country illegally.
In a 5-3 ruling, the court said that it was improper for the lower courts to enjoin the section that required police officers to check the legal status of anyone arrested for any crime before they can be released.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Supreme Court issues split immigration decision
Posted by Michele Kearney at 12:34 PM