Breaking: Judge blocks major elements of Arizona’s immigration law

This just in, a U.S. District Judge has blocked all the important parts of Arizona’s immigration law.

This, most assuredly, isn’t the end of this fight that may end up in the Supreme Court.

Will this end Los Angeles County’s boycott of Arizona?

The story from the Associated Press is below:

PHOENIX – A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona’s new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown.

The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents – including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws. The judge also put on hold a part of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton put those controversial sections on hold until the courts resolve the issues.

Opponents say the law will lead to racial profiling and is trumped by federal immigration law.

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Antonovich takes a jab at Mexico’s government

Just grabbed this from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s twitter feed:

“@mikeantonovich: If Mexico continues with this frivolous lawsuit, then Arizona ought to counter-sue for the cost of services to illegal aliens”

Antonovich is referencing Mexico’s government’s decision to offer a legal opinion in support of five lawsuits against Arizona’s new immigration law.

Mexico’s legal brief doesn’t make them a party to the lawsuits, but argues in favor of the lawsuit’s position.

Apparently, though, Antonovich is none to pleased with the Mexico’s government getting involved with Arizona’s bill.


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