Arizona Police Will No Longer Perform Stops To Check Immigration Status
Police officers in Arizona will no longer stop, detain and arrest people based purely on “reasonable suspicion” that they may be in the country illegally, Reuters reports. The Arizona state law that permitted this strategy, known as S.B. 1070, was challenged in court by the National Immigration Law Center, among other immigrant rights groups.
The plaintiffs of the case argued that the law would lead to racial profiling, particularly of people of Latino descent. The conclusion of this legal dispute came in the form of a settlement. In addition to stopping the law enforcement practice, the state will also be obligated to pay $1.4 million to the plaintiffs in lawyer fees. – READ MORE