“Show me your papers” now optional, other modifications
Here at LI, we’ve covered quite extensively Arizona’s controversial immigration law. Erroneously deemed “racist,” the law resulted in wide-spread backlash from the left. From boycotts that had potential to harm Arizona’s economy to silly boycotts that made no sense to a range of legal action, Arizona found itself in the national spotlight.
Obama’s remarks at the time include his telling his administration to “monitor the situation”:
Another flashback to an SB 1070 protest in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010.
After six years of litigation, Arizona has reached a settlement with various immigration rights groups.
Arizona ended six years of conflict over a controversial state immigration law when it announced a settlement with immigrant rights groups on Thursday.
As part of the settlement, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued an informal opinion laying out guidelines for how to enforce the measure, known as SB 1070. The state will limit police officers’ powers to determine individuals’ immigration status, or detain them, over suspicions that they might be in the US illegally.
“Our goal while negotiating this settlement was to find a common-sense solution that protects Arizona taxpayers while helping our great state move forward,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, according to The Los Angeles Times.
. . . . As part of the settlement, Brnovich issued a nonbinding opinion giving guidelines for the law’s enforcement: specifying that officers could not “prolong a stop, detention or arrest solely for the purpose of verifying immigration status,” and that they should not take race or nationality into account, unless as part of a suspect description. Police officers may still ask for papers, but are not required to, Brnovich wrote.
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