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On Monday the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the constitutional challenge filed against the Arizona immigration statute. In the decision, one of the four provisions at issue was upheld, while the remaining three were struck down.

The part of the law (Arizona State Bill 1070) upheld by the justices is that permitting law enforcement to verify the immigration status of anyone even briefly detained as a part of a routine stop.

The justices struck down the three remaining provisions of S.B. 1070 that were up for review.

The Pew Hispanic Center says President Obama’s amnesty for illegal alien young people will permit about 1.4 million illegals to stay in the country, a considerable jump from the 800,000 originally reported.

The research organization bases its claim on its estimates of the total number of illegals here, which it puts at about 11.2 million.

In a speech from the Rose Garden on June 15, President Obama announced a new immigration policy that would exempt hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from deportation. Curiously, Republican presidential candidate and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has refused to say whether he would "repeal" President Obama's immigration order if he were elected president.

Johoan Rodriguez, a 27-year-old veteran border jumper from Mexico who killed Houston police officer Kevin Will on May 29, 2011 as the officer, a husband and father, was investigating a another crash, was sentenced to 55 years in prison. Rodriguez was a member of the Salvadoran drug and murder gang MS-13, prosecutors said.

Two recent polls show that Americans support Arizona’s tough immigration law that the Obama administration is trying to overturn in the U.S. Supreme Court. The CNN and CBS/New York Times surveys both show that most Americans clearly don’t think the law is racist and believe the states should play a role in enforcing immigration law.

 

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