Saturday, June 25, 2011

Federal Judge Blocks parts of Indiana's New Immigration Law

Federal Judge Blocks parts of Indiana's New Immigration Law...U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday granted a request for an injunction blocking provisions of the law. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana and the National Immigration Law Center sued the state in May, contending the law gives police sweeping arrest powers against illegal aliens who haven't committed crimes. The state attorney general's office argued such fears were exaggerated, but Barker previously said she was concerned about how police officers would enforce the new law. Indiana's new law also includes a provision making it illegal for illegal aliens to use ID cards (fake Matricula I.D. cards given to illegals) issued by foreign consulates as proof of identification. The ACLU said that measure would interfere with foreign treaties allowing the cards.

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