The Court reviewed four provisions of the statute, holding that three are preempted by federal law. The lawsuit was filed May 17 in the U.
Section 6 of the statute authorizes state law enforcement officials to arrest without a warrant any individual otherwise lawfully in the country, if law enforcement officials have probable cause to believe the individual has committed a deportable offense.
The Court held that this provision is preempted. Critics, like the American Civil Liberties Unionsay the law will lead to racial profiling against Latinos and anyone who might appear to be an immigrant.
He did not say why. Section 5 C of the statute also makes it a state crime for undocumented immigrants from applying for a job or working in the state. Mitt Romney, Obama's presumptive Republican challenger in November's election, blamed the president for what he called a "muddle" left in the wake of the court's ruling.
One likely scenario He offered an example of a likely scenario faced by local officials: An Arizona police officer stops a van driving erratically in a remote area known as an alien smuggling corridor.
However, it held open that the provision could eventually be invalidated after trial. On July 6,the U. One key issue is whether the law seeks to unconstitutionally pre-empt federal immigration laws.