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ACLJ Believes Supreme Court Made Right Decision Regarding Arizona Immigration Law
"The Supreme Court took an important step forward in permitting states to protect their borders and citizens," said Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012—By upholding a key provision of the Arizona immigration law today, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) believes the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing states to offer more protection to the people who live there. The ACLJ had earlier filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, representing 57 members of Congress and more than 65,000 Americans supporting the Arizona law.
"The Supreme Court took an important step forward in permitting states to protect their borders and citizens," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ. "The Justices upheld a key provision of the Arizona immigration law that gives police authority to check the immigration status of a person while enforcing other laws if 'reasonable suspicion' exists that the person is in the United States illegally."
While we're disappointed the high court failed to uphold all provisions of Arizona S.B. 1070, we're very pleased that the high court found this key provision constitutional, clearing the way for Arizona to continue its work to secure its borders and protect its citizens. Today's decision is certain to result in more legal challenges in Arizona and across the country," said Sekulow.
The American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington.