INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has permanently blocked
Indiana from enforcing two key provisions of the state's immigration law.
Judge Sarah Evans Barker had granted a temporary injunction in June 2011
barring the law from taking effect while she weighed its
ruling, Barker permanently blocked the state from enforcing a provision
enabling police to make warrantless arrests based on certain common
immigration documents. Her ruling says that provision is unconstitutional.
permanently blocked a provision that would have prevented businesses and
others from accepting consular ID cards as a valid form of identification.
Her ruling says that provision is pre-empted by federal law.
Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the National Immigration Law Center
had sued the state over the 2011 law.