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Congresswoman Hahn Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn issued a statement responding to the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law. The ruling deemed three of the four provisions of the law unconstitutional. The Court did not issue a ruling on Section 2(b) of the law, the "show me your papers" provision which requires local law enforcement to ask for the immigration papers of anyone detained or questioned. Section 2(b) has yet to go into effect and the Supreme Court has left open the door to future challenges of the law.

"I'm pleased the Supreme Court has struck down the majority of Arizona's immigration law as unconstitutional. I authored the resolution for the City of Los Angeles to boycott Arizona while I was a member of the City Council and joined the Amicus Brief against the law as a member of Congress exactly because it was unconstitutional and discriminatory."

"I am extremely concerned about the remaining provision of the Arizona law which could lead law enforcement to practice racial profiling. Today's strong message from the Supreme Court should give Arizona pause in going forward with it."

"Comprehensive immigration reform is an urgent federal issue that I am fighting to pass in Congress. I believe that any reform must honor the history of our country and the progress we have been able to make because of immigrants."

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