U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has enjoined the state of Arizona from implementing key provisions of its anti-immigrant law, which is set to take effect at midnight tonight. Calling it a “substantial likelihood” that the law would lead to “wrongful arrest” of legal resident aliens, Judge Bolton ruled the State may not require police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop for other violations until courts decide whether the provision is permissible. She also ruled the State may not require immigrants to carry immigration documentation or prohibit undocumented workers from soliciting employment in public places until those provisions are tested by the courts.
The 36-page injunction may be read here. We will post updates as available.