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.'"
"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."