Arizona's Enforcement Law S.B. 1070

"Section 2 upheld, which allows local police to question status.

  • Section 2(B): Requires Arizona law enforcement to make a reasonable attempt, when practicable, to determine a person's immigration status during a 'lawful stop, detention, or arrest' if there is a reasonable suspicion 'that the person is an alien and is unlawfully present in the United States.'"

- Jon Feere, CIS Legal Analyst

"Section 2(B) was the key provision in S.B. 1070, and it was upheld. The ruling lends more support to the fact that states have a role to play when it comes to deterring illegal immigration. While the decision was not a complete win for Arizona, Section 2(B) will have a significant impact in that it will allow local law enforcement to serve as a force-multiplier for immigration law enforcement."

- Jon Feere, CIS Legal Analyst

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