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Judge Blocks Parts of Arizona's Immigration Law

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Just one day before it is set to go into effect, a federal just this morning blocked a part of Arizona's SB 1070, the controversial immigration law. Parts blocks include, per the Arizona Daily Star: "Requiring a police officer to make a reasonable attempt to check the immigration status of those they have stopped, making it a violation of Arizona law for anyone not a citizen to fail to carry documenation, creating a new state crime for trying to secure work while not a legal resident, allowing police to make warrantless arrests if there is a belief the person has committed an offense that allows them to be removed from the United States." U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton said that the federal government "'is likely to succeed' in its challenge of the legality of one of the most controversial sections of the Arizona law," noted CNN.