Supreme Court to Rule on Arizona Immigration Law
The Supreme Court agreed to hear three major cases that could determine the outcome of next year’s elections. The court announced that it would come out with a ruling regarding Arizona’s anti-immigration measures.
The case would join the docket that includes challenges to President Obama’s health care reform law and the how Texas conduct its elections. The court agreed to hear the Texas case and it could cause four seats in the United States House of Representatives.
Arizona enacted its immigration law last year and the White House immediately challenged four parts of the law, which it said didn’t work with federal laws and regulations. The provisions that were challenged include the requirement that state law enforcement officials determine the immigration status of a person they arrest if officials have reason to believe that the individual could be an illegal immigrant. According to the provision, the person’s immigration status must first be determined before he could be released.
It would also be a crime for immigrants to fail to register and for illegal immigrants to try to find work. Police could arrest people without warrants if they have probable cause to believe that people have done things that can make then deportable under federal law.