After a two-year legal battle and numerous attempts to block it, a federal judge ruled that Arizona authorities can enforce the controversial “show me your papers” provision of its immigration law. Introduced in 2010, the provision requires that officers question those stopped for violations of other laws about their immigration status if the officer has reason to suspect they are in the U.S. illegally. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law, and on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled on an effort to have the contentious section blocked. Opponents have long expressed their concern that the provision will lead to racial profiling.
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