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Arizona police officers can't arrest you for not carrying your papers, but if you don't have them, you can be detained.

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Stewart: "...a new law in Arizona known as SB 1070 which requires police in Arizona to check immigration status of anyone that they suspect is in the country illegally while not using a person's ethnicity or appearance alone as grounds for suspecting them"

Whoops, I hit the submit button on accident. What I was going to say under the quote was that his description of the Ariz. Senate bill would be accurate back in April before the amendments which now exclude a person's appearance or ethnicity to be used at all.

Also to take note is that under Ariz.'s new law police have to establish upon a legal stop, detention or arrest of another crime they must get an independent reasonable suspicion that the person is unlawfully present. The Supreme Court has actually a harsher standard in Muehler v Mena which says that if an officer has already developed reasonable suspicion to detain you for a crime, they need not obtain independent reasonable suspicion to see if you're in the country illegally.

Today is not my day.

Correct links:

reasonable suspicion

Muehler v. Mena


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