Federal Judge Blocks Indiana's New Immigration Law

Friday, 24 Jun 2011 08:35 PM

 

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INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge has blocked parts of Indiana's new immigration law.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday granted a request for an injunction blocking provisions of the law.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the National Immigration Law Center sued the state in May, contending the law gives police sweeping arrest powers against immigrants who haven't committed crimes. The state attorney general's office argued such fears were exaggerated, but Barker previously said she was concerned about how police officers would enforce the new law.

Indiana's new law also includes a provision making it illegal for immigrants to use ID cards issued by foreign consulates as proof of identification. The ACLU said that measure would interfere with foreign treaties allowing the cards.

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