The highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court, has struck down key parts of a controversial Arizona immigration law. The law which was not changed or removed and has been upheld is the portion of the law which requires police officers who stop someone on the road/street to make efforts to identify and verify the person’s immigration status with the government. The parts of the law which have been struck down and held and held as unconstitutional are as follows: where it would be a crime for an illegal immigrant to work or to seek work in Arizona, where state and local officers could arrest a person without a warrant if there is probable cause to believe that person is an illegal immigrant and where it would be required across the state for immigrants to register with the federal government. See article and full court decisions here
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