Supreme Court Rejects Most of Arizona’s Immigration Law

Arizona had most of its controversial immigration law shot down by the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday.

The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to carry identification that says whether they are in the United States legally; cannot make it a crime for undocumented immigrations to apply for a job; and cannot arrest someone based solely on the suspicion that the person is in this country illegally.

However, the Supreme Court did uphold the provision in the law that allows for police to check the immigration status of anyone that they believe may have entered the country illegally. [Washington Post]