June 25th, 2012
07:49 PM ET

Sheriff Joe Arpaio says SCOTUS ruling will not lead to racial profiling

Though Supreme Court rulings usually act as the final word on complicated cases, today's mixed ruling on the Arizona immigration law led to both sides claiming moral and legal victory.

The Court struck down several of the law's more controversial parts, including requiring people to carry a form of identification and criminalizing illegal immigrants looking for work, but upheld the ability of police officers to check people's immigration status if they're stopped for another reason.

Erin talks to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of the law's most vocal proponents, about the potential effect of this ruling.

Filed under: Crime • Immigration • Law
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  1. Saul O Mecxin

    As I was watching the news about the Arizona's immigration law and the cynic arguments from Mr Arpaio, with was such a disgusting feeling of how heartless this individual is. Of course ther will be racial profiling, anybody whose skin is not white would be harrassed by the police officers acting as immigration officers. And, the fact that there is a hispanic person in the supreme court (Sonia Sotomayor) is also a shame to our race. We have no support from that woman, she thinks and acts as the rest of the white folks in the supreme court. As a Mexican and an immigrant, I just felt that we just got a really low blow from our supreme court, what a shame.

    June 26, 2012 at 3:29 am | Reply

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