Thursday, September 20, 2012
Arizona Begins Enforcing Section 2(B) of S.B. 1070: Latinos in Arizona Better Be Ready to SHOW THEIR PAPERS
It seems like the battle over Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement measure S.B. 1070 has been in the political and judicial year for a very long time, all the way up to the Supreme Court and now back to Arizona. Yesterday, Arizona police began enforcing Section 2(B), the one provision of S.B. 1070 upheld by the Court. Under Section 2(B), state and local police are required to check the immigration status of persons with whom they have lawful contact and have a reasonable suspicion are undocumented. Click here, here, and here about the latest developments on this new day in Arizona.
The district court lifted the injunction barring Section 2(B) from going into effect on Tuesday. Civil rights groups challenging the law are appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, raising the concerns that Section 2(B)'s implementation will result in the racial profiling of Latinos.