High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:31:18 GMT —
Police officers in Arizona are allowed to check the immigration status of every person who is stopped or arrested, the Supreme Court ruled Monday morning. The Supreme Court upheld that part of the law, but struck down other key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants.
The controversial immigration measure passed in Arizona two years ago and has been opposed by President Barack Obama, according to ABC News.
So how will this affect South Carolina?
"Today's ruling from the United States Supreme Court in the Arizona immigration case contains a major victory for law enforcement in South Carolina," said South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.
"The most important element of South Carolina's law, the ability of law enforcement to verify a suspected illegal alien's status upon an 'authorized lawful detention,' was found to be Constitutional on its face," added Wilson.
Wilson believes the U.S. Government needs to step up border patrol or allow states to combat illegal immigration.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story