In 2010, one of the most controversial laws was adopted in Arizona. This law was deemed the toughest law by far on illegal immigration. This bill known as the Senate Bill 1070 would keep illegal immigrants alert at all times because it gave state police officers the right to ask the legal status of anyone they stop, and to hold anyone they suspected was in the United States illegally. The adoption of this bill raised much controversy across the United States, with those against this bill expressing great disgust in not extending basic human rights to all people. However, the supporters of this bill argued that the adoption of this bill was only the result of prolonged inaction by the federal government.
In April 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the State of Arizona, publicly disapproving the adoption of the inhuman immigration law. In June 2012, the Supreme Court rejected much of Arizona’s immigration law. The Supreme Court put limitations to police authority, ruling that police officers have to have reasonable doubt that the person they are suspecting are in the country illegally.
For further information regarding immigration issues please contact the immigration attorneys for Orange County at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!