Arizona On Hold

Arizona On Hold

U. S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix put on hold for now some of the worse provisions of Arizona's anti-American, anti-immigrant law. She issued an injunction against provisions of the law that called for police officers to stop and to check a person’s immigration status, that required suspected immigrants to carry their papers at all times.

For now, immigrants and American citizens of Latino ancestry won't be stopped and harassed, and won't be required to carry papers.

The injunction is not a ruling on the merits of the case. It maintains the status quo, while the court hears the Constitutional issues the federal government raised in it challenge to Arizona's racist and unconstitutional law. The judge did lay a criticism against the Arizona law. She wrote: “There is a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens. By enforcing this statute, Arizona would impose a ‘distinct, unusual and extraordinary’ burden on legal resident aliens that only the federal government has the authority to impose.”

American does need a comprehensive immigration law, and America needs controls on her border. What America does not need is the racist Arizona law that singles out people of Latin ancestry.