SB 1070 Could Go Into Effect Mid-Month
"A central part of Arizona's law cracking down on illegal immigration could take effect shortly, after a federal appeals court Wednesday formally cleared the way for the first enforcement of a controversial provision requiring police to conduct immigration checks on people they stop, question or arrest whom they suspect are in the country illegally," Politco writes.
"The Supreme Court ruled in June that the courts should not have blocked the so-called mandatory-check provision in S.B. 1070 from taking effect on the grounds that it interfered with federal authority over immigration. However, it was not until Wednesday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit officially returned the case to U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix."