The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding Arizona’s precedent-setting SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law this week (Wednesday April 25).
There are nationwide implications depending on what the Supreme Court decides on Wednesday. Anti-illegal immigration laws patterned after SB 1070 are now in place in several states, including Georgia. Two months ago, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta decided that it would not render an opinion on legal challenges to immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama until the Supreme Court made its decision regarding Arizona’s law.
According to journalist Leslie Berestein Rojas, it’s unlikely that the Supreme Court will issue a ruling on SB 1070 until June, unless the court splits its vote 4-4, which would prompt an announcement soon after the vote.
Whenever the ruling is made, its affects will likely be felt here in Georgia and beyond. Stay tuned.