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.