Civil rights groups shift focus on SB 1070
PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being.
Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis for her original 2010 injunction declaring the provision was pre-empted by federal law.
And Bolton specifically denied a request by the civil rights groups for a new preliminary injunction, this one based on claims that the law will necessarily lead to racial profiling.
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