This is a win-lose for both the Obama administration and Gov. Jan Brewer. The judge struck down the most controversial parts of SB1070: illegals having to walk around with their papers and cops being able people's immigration status. Then too, while the ruling is a temporary injunction, if you read the whole thing Judge Susan Bolton seems to think that the DOJ has made enough of a case that could see the law blocked in its entirety. A key win for Jan Brewer and all other opponents of illegal immigration is that a ban on so-called sanctuary cities stands, as does making it a crime to pick up day laborers who are illegal immigrants. The parts of the law dealing with sanctions for the hiring of illegal immigrants also goes into effect Thursday.A federal judge has blocked one of the most controversial sections of a tough Arizona immigration law, granting a preliminary injunction Wednesday that prevents police from questioning people about their immigration status.
That provision of the law requires police to "make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested" if the officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the United States illegally.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's ruling, in response to a motion filed by the federal government, came with scant hours to go before the law goes into effect.
She also blocked provisions of the law making it a crime to fail to apply for or carry alien registration papers or "for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for, or perform work," and a provision "authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person" if there is reason to believe that person might be subject to deportation.