Mayor Ahumada Happy with Arizona Judge's Ruling

POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:03am

UPDATED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:21am

Although Arizona's new immigration law went into effect on Thursday, it will have to do without most of its controversial provisions after a federal judge stepped in and blocked part of the law. Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada is ecstatic about the Arizona judge's ruling and called the new law offensive, Michelle Macias has more.

On Wednesday, a federal judge blocked parts of the Arizona immigration law making it illegal for law enforcement to arrest or make traffic stops to check the immigration status of anyone police suspect is in the state illegally. She also ruled that the law would interfere with federal immigration law which says states are not allowed to do.

The judge also ruled banning the requirement for immigrants to carry their papers and barred illegal immigrants from soliciting employment in public places. The fight for control on immigration, in Arizona, is far from over as Governor Jan Brewer called the judge's ruling only a bump in the road and planned an appeal.

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