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Via Mark Hemingway: U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has “blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown.”
The overall law will still take effect Thursday, but without the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws. The judge also put on hold parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.
The wire report notes that Judge Bolton’s hold is in effect “until the courts resolve the issues.” It’s on now.