New Challenge Puts ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision on Hold

The Wall Street Journal, 8/10/2012

The one part of the Arizona immigration law that survived the Supreme Court’s decision in June may be a step closer to implementation, but its ultimate fate has yet to be decided.

The provision known as “show me your papers” — which requires police conduct mandatory immigration checks on people stopped for arrested for another reason — is back in the hands of U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, after routing through the high court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , the Associated Press reported.

Judge Bolton could remove the injunction on the regulation, which she ordered in 2010, but a decision may be several weeks away, because civil and immigration rights groups have filed a motion asking for the enforcement to be blocked.

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