A federal judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona’s new illegal immigration laws, according to news alerts.
The law, which is set to take effect July 29, will begin without the part of the law that will require officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws, as well as holding part of the law that requires immigrants to carry documents verifying status on their person at all times, according to the Associated Press.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton also reportedly delayed the part of the law that makes it illegal for undocumented immigrants to solicit employment in public places until the courts resolve the issue.
The U.S. Department of Justice brought a lawsuit against Arizona, alleging the laws conflict with federal law, would disrupt immigration enforcement and would lead to police harassment of those who cannot prove their lawful status.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the DOJ has not proved the law will have any effect on federal enforcement and is basing its case on hypothetical situations.