A mixed bag of results from the Az. SB-1070 ruling 

The judge has rulled in the Arizona law case and the ruling in definitely mixed. It could be argued that people on both sides of the argument have gotten something out of the judge.

While it has not let all of the provisions go ahead, some are still applicable. Fox reports on the bits that were allowed to progress as they are, at least until the case is fully examined.

“A number of provisions will still go into effect as the case is litigated. Arizona will be able to block state officials from so-called "sanctuary city" policies limiting enforcement of federal law; require that state officials work with federal officials on illegal immigration; allow civil suits over sanctuary cities; and make it a crime to pick up day laborers.”

There are however portions of the law that have been blocked which will perturb supporters of the law and cheer its opponents. The AP has declared the following.

“But for now, opponents of the law have prevailed: The provisions that angered opponents will not take effect, including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. The judge also delayed parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places—a move aimed at day laborers. In addition, the judge blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.”

It is clear both sides are going to be pouring over this ruling in the hours and days to come. It has yet to be determined what effect the ruling will have on the ground in Arizona.

NPR points out that no matter happens in the full decision, its going to be complicated for the local officials.

“Whatever its potential benefits, it's clear that SB 1070 places local law enforcement between a rock and a hard place. The law gives any citizen standing to sue if he or she feels that local police or sheriffs are not enforcing the law with sufficient vigor. On the other hand, strict enforcement will be bait for further lawsuits alleging racial profiling.”

This is just the first blast in the fracas that is the Arizona immigration law. There is more to come, but this rulling will give something for both sides to chew over in the next few days.

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