High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law. The decision temporarily upholds the "show me your papers" provision, which allows

WOODBURY - The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law. The decision temporarily upholds the "show me your papers" provision, which allows police to check the immigration status of suspects stropped for other violations. However, it prohibits police from arresting people on minor immigration charges. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion for the court that was unanimous on allowing the status check to go forward. The court was divided on striking down the other portions. Local immigrant groups, such as the Workplace Project in Hempstead, say the ruling, although helpful, will lead to racial profiling. AP wire services contributed to this report.Click here for more information

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