Judge says Arizona can enforce immigration law

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:35pm

A federal judge on Tuesday allowed Arizona to enforce the most controversial part of its immigration enforcement law, the "show me papers" provision giving police the power to question the immigration status of people when enforcing other laws.

The order from U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton came after a number of individuals and civil rights groups sued to block it, saying the enforcement would lead to racial profiling.

The Supreme Court tossed out most other parts of the state law in June but said that provision could go into effect, at least for now.

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