On April 11, 2011, the Ninth Circuit upheld a temporary injunction against four provisions of SB 1070 entered by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton. The Ninth Circuit’s ruling continued to block enforcement of provisions that:
- require officers to make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if they possess “reasonable suspicion” that the person is unlawfully present in the United States, and require the verification of the immigration status of any person arrested prior to releasing that person (Section 2(B));
- criminalize noncitizens’ failure to apply for or carry alien registration papers (Section 3);
- bar unauthorized aliens from soliciting, applying for, or performing work (Section 5(C); and
- authorize the warrantless arrest of noncitizens where there is probable cause to believe the person has committed a public offense that makes the person removable from the United States (Section 6).
Grijalva and his colleagues will file the amicus brief with the Supreme Court on March 26. The brief will argue, consistent with decades of legal precedent, that SB 1070 undermines the Constitutional requirement for a uniform national immigration law.
If You Go
Who: Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), other Members of Congress
When: 12:00 p.m. on March 27
Where: House Visitor Center Room 215 (Gabriel Zimmerman Room)