Arizona immigration law

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With cell phone in hand, Petra Falcon, executive director of Promise Arizona, waits pensively prior to the United States Supreme Court decision regarding Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB1070, coming down at the Arizona Capitol Monday, June 25, 2012, in Phoenix. The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.Monday, June 25, 2012, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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A federal judge ruled Sept. 5 that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. (AP)

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