Arizona Court nixes another part of Illegal Immigration Law

Immigration Judges Want Independence from DoJ
Arizona Daily Sun — PHOENIX — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled Arizona cannot enforce yet another provision of its controversial 2010 law aimed at illegal immigration.

The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law designed to punish those who knowingly transport or harbor those in this country illegally is so badly crafted as to be “unintelligible.” But Judge Richard Paez said that’s only part of the problem with that section of SB1070.

He said that Congress already has approved a series of laws aimed at those who aid people who are in the country illegally. He said that makes it off limits for states to create their own laws — and set up their own schemes for prosecuting those who violate those laws.

Potentially more significant, Paez warned that letting Arizona enforce its own immigration laws would let the state undermine federal policies… [Read More]