Key provisions of Arizona immigration law

Apr 25, 2012, 5:55 PM

(AP) – Key provisions of Arizona’s immigration law under review by the Supreme Court:

_ Makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally by specifically requiring immigrants to have proof of their immigration status. Violations are a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Repeat offenses would be a felony.

_ Requires police officers to “make a reasonable attempt” to determine the immigration status of a person if there is a “reasonable suspicion” that he or she is an illegal immigrant.

_ Makes it a state crime for an illegal immigrant to seek work or to hold a job.

_ Allows police to arrest suspected illegal immigrants without a warrant.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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