Democracy Now: Judge Rules Arizona Can Enforce “Show Me Your Papers” Law


A federal judge has ruled Arizona police can enforce a key component of the state’s controversial anti-immigrant law following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year. The “show me your papers” measure requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop before releasing them. The Supreme Court upheld the provision in June. In a statement, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said: “Once this ‘show me your papers’ provision goes into effect, racial profiling will become rampant statewide … We intend to ramp up our reporting and litigation efforts to seek justice on behalf of the victims of police abuse.”

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~ by wheresthemic on September 6, 2012.

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