TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Ruling mixed on Utah immigration law

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:45 p.m.
 

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge issued a split ruling on Wednesday on Utah's controversial immigration law.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups upheld a key provision requiring authorities to check the immigration status of people arrested for felonies or certain misdemeanors such as theft. But he set limits on how it can be implemented.

Waddoups's ruling struck down a provision that allows warrantless arrests based solely on suspicion of immigration status. He tossed a part of the law that made it a state crime to harbor a person in the country illegally and one that requires local officers to investigate immigration offenses.

The law, which was passed more than three years ago, has been shelved pending a court review.

Utah was one of several states to pass nearly identical immigration-enforcement laws after Arizona's well-known measure.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Gray wolf decision reversed
  2. Ghostly snailfish found at record depth
  3. Replacement part beamed up to space station
  4. Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude on interrogation tactics
  5. Traffic deaths down 3 percent
  6. Study: At least 786 child abuse victims died despite being on protective services’ radar
  7. Supreme Court won’t stop gay marriages in Florida
  8. FBI’s 2001 anthrax attack investigation questioned
  9. FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
  10. Texas mother murdered; Amber Alert issued for son, 4
  11. Mint cuts costs but loses millions in making pennies, nickels
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.