Arizona’s Unfair US Immigration Law Not Dead Yet

US Immigration Law to get review

Last year, the state of Arizona proposed and passed a US immigration law that unfairly targeted illegal immigrants in the states, which would have allowed police to detain anyone who “looked” illegal and ask them for proof of immigration status as well as make immigrants carry their proof of status with them at all times. However, those two provisions were removed by a judge before the law was allowed to actually pass last summer. We wrote about this US immigration law here.

But according to this Bloomberg News article, the United States Supreme Court has said that it may revive the law after it gives it a review, which is one of the most high-profile US laws under review alongside President Obama’s health care law.

Arizona appealed US Immigration Law ruling

Essentially, Arizona has appealed a ruling that said Arizona was interfering with the US government’s authority on US immigration policy.

Other states, such as Alabama, have since come out with much stricter anti-illegal immigration laws. The Supreme Court will review the case in April, and provide a ruling around June 2012.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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