Home / Home news / Brewer appeals ruling on part of Arizona immigration law

Brewer appeals ruling on part of Arizona immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington on April 25 after the court's hearing on Arizona's immigration law, SB1070. (AP File Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is appealing a ruling that prevents police from enforcing a little-known section of the state’s 2010 immigration law.

Brewer’s attorneys plan to ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower-court’s Sept. 5 ruling that barred officers from enforcing a provision that made it illegal to harbor people suspected of being in the country illegally.

The provision was in effect from late July 2010 until Sept. 5.

A week ago, a lower-court judge ruled police could start enforcing the law’s most contentious section.

That section required officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.

The appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the law’s opponents to put that provision on hold.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Check Also

Teachers rallied at the Arizona Capitol on May 2, 2017, after Rep. John Allen said teachers got second jobs to increase their lifestyle and buy boats. Teachers chanted that they wanted a 4 percent raise from the state. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

Arizona governor gives raises to aides despite lean budget

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has given 44 of his staffers raises of up to 20 percent despite offering teachers raises of less than 1 percent because of a lean budget.