July 28, 2010

ON THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW THIS WEEK...:

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law (JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA LEE MYERS, 7/28/10, Associated Press)

[F]or now, opponents of the law have prevailed: The provisions that angered opponents will not take effect, including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

The judge also delayed parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places — a move aimed at day laborers. In addition, the judge blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.

"Requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status is checked," Bolton, a Clinton appointee, said in her decision.


...a black woman brought in the 1815 internal passport that allowed her free ancestor to travel in the United States.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 28, 2010 1:54 PM
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