NewsFlash! Supreme Court issues Split Decision on Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision on the constitutionality of portions of Arizona’s immigration law, known as S.B. 1070. The decision, handed down on June 25, 2012, pertains to four provisions of S.B. 1070. The Court determined that three of the four provisions are not constitutional.

The provision that has been upheld as being constitutional involves the requirement for police in Arizona to check immigration status of those they encounter in certain circumstances, as well as a requirement to verify the immigration status of all arrestees. The three unconstitutional provisions involve state arrest authority and the creation of state crimes related to immigration violations. We at the Murthy Law Firm will provide a more detailed analysis of this case, and its implications for all foreign nationals.

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