Rights Activists Working To Block Arizona’s “Show Us Your Papers” Ruling
It’s a last-ditch effort to stop the law from being implemented.
The appeal, filed by plaintiffs including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, questioned the U.S. District Court’s interpretation of another federal appellate court’s ruling. Allowing the measure to take effect would cause “irreparable harm,” it said.
“We believe that the show-me-your-papers provision should remain suspended and are appealing the district court’s contrary ruling to the Ninth Circuit,” Omar Jadwat, senior attorney for the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, said in a statement.