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Arizona's Immigration Law on Trial

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May 03, 2012
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With oral arguments complete, Supreme Cout justices will soon rule on Arizona's tough immigration law which has sparked national debate. A ruling in favor of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 would likely enable Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah to move forward with comparable measures that were enacted but have been put on hold pending the high court's decision. And additonal states may be waiting in line with measures that would continue a trend of increasing legislative acitivity on immigration law at the state and local levels. For a read on what the Supreme Court is considering and the possible implications surrounding its impending ruling, we spoke wiith Wilson Center Fellow Karthick Ramakrishnan, who has been focusing on immigration issues for the past decade.