WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants.
But the court said Monday that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward.
Even there, though, the justices said the provision could be subject to additional legal challenges.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called the Court's decision to uphold part of the state's illegal immigration law is a victory for all Americans.
Despite the court striking down key provisions of the statute Monday, Brewer says the heart of the law can now be enacted.
The court ruled that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the U.S. legally could go forward. However, the court ruled against provisions, including arresting people on minor immigration charges.
Brewer says law enforcement that use the law to violate a person's civil rights will be held accountable.
Critics of the law say it allows police officers to racially profile people.
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