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Arizona and the new immigration reality
Supporters of Arizona's "show your papers" immigration law take comfort that the Supreme Court upheld the part allowing police to check the immigration status of people they lawfully stop. The Federation for American Immigration Reform called the decision "an important victory" for those "who want their jobs, tax dollars and security protected from mass illegal immigration." But since the police can't charge or hold illegal immigrants indefinitely, it may not have much effect.
June 25, 2012