Immigrant Group Drops Challenge to AZ ID Checks

They're pursuing a separate legal case against SB 1070 instead


The coalition of immigrant- and civil-rights advocacy groups fighting Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 have abandoned efforts to get a new injunction against a controversial clause requiring law enforcement to verify immigration status.

Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said the coalition, which includes the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, realized that the continued attempts to enjoin Section 2B in a federal court of appeals would only prolong the time it would take to argue the underlying legal case in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.