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Supreme Court rejects key parts of Arizona immigration law

The Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2012
Publié le : 26 juin 2012
 David G. Savage 
WASHINGTON — The federal government, not states, holds responsibility for enforcing immigration laws, theU.S. Supreme Courtruled, striking down three key parts of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants and jeopardizing similar laws in five other states.

The justices did clear the way Monday for Arizona to begin enforcing another controversial part of its law, which directs police to check the immigration status of people they suspect are in the country illegally when they make lawful stops for other reasons. But the justices approved that provision only after attaching conditions that sharply limited its reach.

The invalidated provisions would have allowed Arizona authorities to arrest illegal immigrants for looking for work or for not carrying registration documents. Justices also voided a provision authorizing police to arrest immigrants for crimes that might justify deportation.

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