(Reuters) – Following are the key parts of U.S. Judge Susan Bolton’s decision on Arizona’s tough new immigration law, prohibiting some provisions from taking effect while allowing other portions to enter into force.
The law goes into effect on Thursday.
PROVISIONS BLOCKED FROM TAKING EFFECT:
* Would have required that an officer try to determine the immigration status of a person who they have stopped, detained or arrested if they suspect the individual is in the country illegally; and would have required verification of the immigration status of an individual before the person is released from custody.
* Would have authorized the arrest of an individual where there is probable cause the person has committed a crime that would make them eligible for deportation.
* Would have created a criminal statute for failing to apply for or carry immigration registration papers.
* Would have created a criminal statute for an illegal immigrant to seek, apply or perform work.
PROVISIONS ALLOWED TO TAKE EFFECT:
* Makes it illegal for a person to stop their vehicle to pick up a day laborer and for such a worker to get into a motor vehicle if they are impeding traffic.
* Bars Arizona officials from limiting enforcement of federal immigration laws.
* Permits legal Arizona residents to sue any state official or agency for adopting a policy restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
* Makes it a separate crime for a person to transport or harbor an illegal immigrant or to encourage or induce that individual to come to or to live in Arizona.
(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky in Washington, Editing by Sandra Maler)