Equity & Diversity

Justice Department Files Suit Against Ariz. Immigration Law

By Mary Ann Zehr — July 06, 2010 1 min read

Politico and CNN have reported that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a legal challenge in a federal court in Phoenix today challenging Arizona’s controversial immigration-enforcement law that is scheduled to go into effect July 28. The law requires police officers to ask about the immigration status of suspected undocumented immigrants involved in a “lawful stop, detention, or arrest.”

I wrote last month for Education Week about how this law might affect undocumented students in schools depending on how school police officers would carry it out.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.