Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement Provision of SB 1070
"Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), called today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding key provision of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, 'an important victory for the people of Arizona and citizens everywhere who want their jobs, tax dollars and security protected from mass illegal immigration,'" notes a news release from FAIR. FAIR will be posting more detailed commentary on the 5-3 ruling by the Supreme Court, which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the ability of state police to check legal status.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer released a statement saying the decision was a victory for the rule of law.
In the wake of today's ruling, the Obama administration has ended the 287(g) program. "Officials also said Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be selective in responding to the expected increase in calls from Arizona and other police agencies about immigration status of people they pull over. Officials said ICE will not respond to the scene unless the person in question meets certain criteria -- such as being wanted for a felony," Fox News reported.