84°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Thu
84°
68°
60%
Fri
88°
69°
20%
Sat
88°
69°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

2 years ago June 25, 2012 Jun 25, 2012 Monday, June 25 2012 Monday, June 25, 2012 3:34:10 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.

The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov.

The Supreme Court unanimously approved Arizona's "show-me-your-papers" requirement on Monday but struck down provisions that created state crimes allowing local police to arrest people for federal immigration violations.

In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy also said the law could - and suggested it should - be read to avoid concerns that status checks could lead to prolonged detention.

He said detaining individuals solely to verify their immigration status would raise constitutional concerns. But he did not define what would constitute excessive detention.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
T-Storms
85°
67°
Thu
PM T-Storms
84°
68°
Fri
Mostly Sunny
88°
69°
Sat
AM Clouds / PM Sun
88°
69°
Sun
PM T-Storms
88°
72°