The ruling

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The ruling

U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton's ruling puts on hold the portions of the law that drew the most objections, including:

-- Requirements that law enforcement officers, when possible, check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

-- Permission for law enforcement officers to make warrantless arrests of people suspected of being illegal immigrants.

-- A provision making it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.

-- A section making it a crime for immigrants not to carry registration papers at all times.


Police chiefs shift plans, activists recalibrate and public tensions are generally elevated in Arizona after the decision is handed down. A14


6View a photo gallery from Benson, Ariz., read what Arizonans are saying, and take a poll on the judge's ruling.

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