Deal with opponents of Arizona immigration law ends lawsuit
PHOENIX — A coalition of civil rights groups agreed to end its challenge of Arizona’s landmark 2010 immigration law in a deal in which the state issued guidelines on how police officers must enforce the law’s most contentious section.
The agreement unveiled Thursday ends the last of seven challenges to the law that was criticized for requiring officers, while enforcing other laws, to ques- tion the immigration status of people suspected of being in the country illegally.
Courts barred enforcement of other sections of the law, but the questioning requirement was ultimately upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The enforcement guidelines include a requirement that officers document the reasons for their suspicion that a particular person is in the country illegally.