What's Next for Arizona Immigration Law?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Opponents of Arizona's immigration enforcement law SB 1070 celebrate after it was announced that a judge blocked some controversial provisions of the law on July 28, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. (John Moore/Getty)

Federal Judge Susan Bolton issued a blow to Arizona's controversial immigration law Wednesday, blocking key parts of the law, including the provision that requires immigrants to carry their papers with them at all times. We take a look at how long the injunction will stay in place and what Arizona's next legal move might be. And we ask what this means for other states that want to craft their own immigration policies. 

Carissa Hessick, an associate professor of law at Arizona State University, lays out which parts of the law the judge blocked and which parts will remain. Hessick says "the injunction will stay in place until the [whole] lawsuit is resolved."

Peter Schuck is a professor at Yale Law School. He is the editor and author of a number of books on immigration. His most recent book is "Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation," co-edited by James Q. Wilson.



Carissa Hessick and Peter Schuck

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [3]

Habin from Texas

Judging from Arizona's History. I am not surprised.

Oct. 18 2010 03:24 PM
Jazmin from Los Angeles, Ca

In my oppinion i think that this is an unfair law that should of not ever been made. It is racist to all of the people who look anything mexican. It's not fair that everywhere they go they have to be carrying thier passport becuase of the reason that thier skin is brown. this is a racist law and if you did not know the defintion of racist it is discrimantory especially on the base of race or religion. All i want to clear up is that there is no reason to look at mexicans wrong or judge them becuase they come here to work, they do your houses they pay taxes just like anybody else.We Are All The same black, white, brown don't treat anyone else diffrently.

Oct. 13 2010 10:01 PM
Montana from USA

“House Bill 2013” and “SB1070”

0 = Arizona
2 = USA/ Our Constitution/ We the People of the United States

This month of July 2010, our U.S. Federal courts have found the so called State of Arizona hate filled legislation namely “House Bill 2013” and “SB1070” Un-constitution (So much for the intellect of Jan Brewer, “Did you read the bills you signed?”). But we all know that they will go crying to the Supreme Court of the United States, please, please, please go. We will fight you in Arizona, any other state, and yes in Washington DC. We will not tire, we will not be silent and we will persevere, I promise you.

In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs and hate on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

It’s all about politics: Jan Brewer you were never elected to be Governor, but you have no problem trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, you loser (sure you may win but the long-term effects to your so called State is just beginning). Here is a partial list of your hate filled legislation;

1. S.B. 1070,
2. House Bill 2013
3. No permit conceal weapons law,
4. The famous Birthers law,
5. Banning Ethnic studies law,
6. Banning human-animal hybrid (aren’t most GOPers crossed with the Reptilian race?)
or are they just giving Laurence Gonzales, some great promotion material for his new book “Lucy”.

7. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
8. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

9. If she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
10. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don’t want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

Well Arizona, you can keep boycotting new holidays, passing hate filled legislation and the rest of our country will continue to challenge you in court of law and Boycott your so-called state.

Lets face it, no one can real believe anything that comes out of Brewer’s mouth, in an interview, this year, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!

As they say in the World Cup: Gooooooooal!

Jul. 29 2010 01:21 PM

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