Patt Morrison for July 28, 2010

Judge blocks controversial parts of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, state reacts

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The federal government has stayed the main part of Arizona's SB 1070

US District Judge Susan Bolton issued a preliminary injunction this morning, blocking key parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law, including the provision that requires law enforcement officials to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if they reasonably suspect the person is in the country illegally. The law was set to go into effect tomorrow, but what’s the legal status now and what will happen tomorrow? Patt talks with legislators and people on the ground—from law enforcement in Phoenix, to a local school superintendent in an area that’s 70% Latino and was missing over 500 students on the first day of school Monday.

Guests:

Jack Chin, Professor of Law and Public Administration and Policy, & Co-Director of the Program in Criminal Law and Policy at the University of Arizona School of Law

Jesse Hernandez, Chairman of the Arizona Latino Republican Association

Jeffrey Smith, superintendent of the Balsz Elementary School District in Phoenix, where more than 70 percent of the population is Hispanic

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-AZ's 1st District; asked President Obama and the federal government to drop the suit against Arizona over SB 1070

Clarence Dupnik, Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona

Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona


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