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Federal hotline set up for Arizona immigration enforcement concerns

Adelaida Mendoza Salas, left, reacts after she hears from Janet Tavira, right, about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Phoenix. The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion, that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally could go forward. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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@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.

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One comment

  1. Once again the Supreme court screws up. This justices of the supreme court should be thrown out on there asses. What there saying is its ok for illegals to come into out country and kill Americans, steal there jobs and nothing will happen. This Great nation of ours has fallen to its knees under the watch of comrade Obama. He must be thrown out of office or this nation will crumple.
    It is not a black of white thing , it about this country and the downhill spiral.

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE AND ITS NOT.

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