SB 1070 Back In Court | Fronteras Desk
Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is back in court on Tuesday morning. A coalition of civil rights groups is trying to block the so-called “show me your papers” provision from taking effect.
The provision, Section 2B, is often called the heart of Arizona’s controversial law.
It says if police are enforcing other laws, and they come across people they suspect are in the country illegally, they must check their immigration status.
Two years ago federal District Judge Susan Bolton blocked that provision of the law, among others, from taking effect while the case was litigated. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three provisions because they preempted federal law, but found that Section 2B could go into effect.
That hasn’t happened yet because now a coalition against the law is raising new challenges, including civil rights claims.