Supreme Court sets hearing on Arizona immigration law

2012-02-03T13:49:00Z Supreme Court sets hearing on Arizona immigration lawThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 03, 2012 1:49 pm  • 

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law on April 25, in the last such hearing of the high court’s current term.

The court will review a federal appeals court decision that upheld a judge’s ruling blocking key provisions of the Arizona law.

One of those provisions requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers have reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

Other blocked provisions would require immigrants to obtain or carry immigration registration papers and make it a state criminal offense for an illegal immigrant to seek work or hold a job.

The U.S. Justice Department sued to challenge the law after it was enacted in 2010.

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