9th Circuit refuses to lift injunction of immigration law
Published: October 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that bars enforcement of a minor section of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law.
In a 46-page ruling Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift an injunction against a portion of SB1070 that makes it a crime to transport or harbor immigrants who are in the country illegally.
The appellate court called that portion of SB1070 vague and “pre-empted by federal law.”
The ruling came out of a lawsuit filed by a coalition of civil rights and immigrant advocacy groups.
The harboring ban was in effect from late July 2010 until a federal judge in Phoenix blocked its enforcement in early September 2012 as part of civil rights coalition’s challenge.
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