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July 28, 2010 – Judge Blocks Key Parts of Arizona’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

“A federal judge Wednesday temporarily blocked key parts of Arizona’s new immigration law on the eve of implementation…

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton granted the Obama administration’s
request for a preliminary injunction on the grounds that immigration
enforcement is the responsibility of the federal government, not

…[Judge Bolton] blocked a requirement that police check the
immigration status of people stopped for such routine infractions as
traffic violations, if police suspect they are in the U.S. illegally…
[and] a section that required law enforcement to detain individuals
until their legal status was clarified…

She also blocked a section that required foreigners to carry
documents proving they had permission to be in the U.S., and another
provision that banned illegal immigrants from seeking work in Arizona.”