Utah Coalition of La Raza v. Herbert
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.
The ACLU will continue to challenge Utah's "show me your papers" law, charging that it authorizes and requires unreasonable seizures and arrests in violation of the Fourth Amendment; restricts the constitutional right to travel freely throughout the United States; violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by unlawfully discriminating against certain lawful immigrants as well as people in Utah without approved identify documents; and violates the Utah state constitutional guarantee of uniform operation of the laws.
Major provisions of Utah's copycat law were blocked last May. The Department of Justice also filed a lawsuit challenging the law last November.
Know Your Rights: SB1070 Supreme Court Ruling and Utah's Anti-Immigrant Law
Conozca Sus Derechos SB1070 Y La Ley De Immigración En Utah