Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, et al. v. Nikki Haley
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the most hotly disputed part of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, which requires police to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is “reasonable suspicion” they are not in the U.S. legally. The ACLU, along with a coalition of civil rights organizations, will continue to challenge the Arizona law on other constitutional grounds.
South Carolina's anti-immigrant law is modeled after Arizona's notorious SB 1070. The ACLU will continue to challenge the discriminatory law, charging that it subjects South Carolinians – including U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents – to unlawful search and seizure and interferes with federal power and authority over immigration matters.
The law requires police to demand "papers" demonstrating citizenship or immigration status during traffic stops when they have "reasonable suspicion" that a person lacks immigration status and criminalizes South Carolinians for everyday interactions with undocumented individuals, such as driving someone to church, or renting a room to a friend.
Major provisions of the law were blocked last December.
Know Your Rights: SB1070 Supreme Court Ruling and South Carolina's Anti-Immigrant Law
Conozca Sus Derechos SB1070 Y La Ley De Immigración En Carolina del Sur