SB1070: Wait till they discriminate! | mexmigration: History and Politics of Mexican Immigration

Today U.S. federal district court judge Susan Bolton denied a request made by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and partner organizations to block SB1070’s controversial Section 2(b), effectively paving the way for enforcement of the controversial “show me your papers provision” in a matter of days. She did, however, grant a preliminary injunction – for the first time – on a portion of section 5 of SB 1070 that made it a state crime to harbor or transport person’s in the country unlawfully.

The following quote can be attributed to Alessandra Soler, executive director, of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, which is part of the civil rights coalition that filed a request to block section 2(b) from going into effect based on evidence of racial discrimination and prolonged detentions.

“The ACLU of Arizona will act on the court’s message and document racial profiling abuses throughout the state as the first step to guaranteeing equal treatment under the law,” said Alessandra Soler, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. “Latino members of our community should not be subjected to unlawful stops based on their race or perceived immigration status. Once this ‘show me your papers’ provision goes into effect, racial profiling will become rampant statewide, as it has been in Maricopa County, and we intend to ramp up our reporting and litigation efforts to seek justice on behalf of the victims of police abuse.”

Bolton’s decision was issued in the ACLU case, Valle del Sol v. Whiting. In a separate order also issued today in the case filed by the Department of Justice, U.S. v. Arizona, she ordered the parties to submit the language for the order lifting the 2(B) injunction within 10 days. She will issue an order after that.

Read Judge Bolton’s decision.

Language from the U.S. v. Arizona case filed by DOJ regarding next steps to lift the injunction.

Bolton’s order in U.S. v. Arizona:

The Supreme Court ruled on Defendants’ appeal of this Court’s entry of a preliminary injunction as to certain provisions of S.B. 1070 on June 25, 2012. See Arizona v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 2492 (2012). On August 8, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its mandate, returning the case to this Court for “further proceedings consistent with the opinion and judgment of the Supreme Court.” See United States v. Arizona, No. 10-16645, 2012 WL 3205612, at *1 (9th Cir. Aug. 8, 2012).

IT IS ORDERED directing the parties to file a stipulated proposed form of order to comply with the mandate of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals within 10 days of the date of entry of this Order. If the parties cannot stipulate, Defendants are directed to lodge a proposed form of order, to which Plaintiff may object.

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