Police departments in Arizona prepare for lawsuits on the SB 1070

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s decision on  Arizona’s SB 1070 bill, opponents of the 2010 immigration law are preparing to sue police departments on claims that officers racially profile, while supporters are set to sue police agencies for failure to enforce the law, according to Fox News Latino.

Opponents of the law are especially upset with the provision of the law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons.

“A little-known section of the law lets anyone sue an agency that has a policy that restricts the enforcement of immigration law. The provision was aimed at holding cities accountable for “sanctuary policies” that discourage or prohibit officers from inquiring about a person’s immigration status,”,reports The Washington Post.

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About tanialara

Tania Lara has a vast experience working as a journalist in Mexico and the U.S. reporting in-depth about the economic contributions and realities of Mexican immigrants. This summer, she will be covering border issues and elections for the 21st Century Border Initiative blog. Her stories about complex cross border matters have been published in Spanish-language media outlets including CNN México, Expansión, and ¡Ahora Sí!, as well as the English-language newspaper The Austin American-Statesman.
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