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What Does the SCOTUS Ruling Mean for Immigration?
Generally, the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s draconian “show me your papers, brown people” law—otherwise known as SB 1070—has led to confusion. They kind of said, “No, you can’t arrest undocumented people just because they have a tail light out,” yet the Tucson police department still expects the law to cause an additional 50,000 calls to federal immigration authorities, who will most of the time not respond and therefore leave the follow-up to local cops.
June 26, 2012