The U.S. Supreme Court invalidated most of Arizona's immigration bill, SB1070, in a decision announced yesterday, but some Chicago-based immigrant advocates didn't like the ruling.
The Illinois Coalition of Immigrant of Refugee Rights (ICIRR) focused on the fact that Arizona police can still check the immigration status of anyone they stop. Lawrence Benito, executive director of ICIRR, says that part of SB1070 basically gives police a license to do racial profiling. The National Day Labor Organizing Network also lamented that the court upheld "the racial profiling section."
State Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-Chicago) also spoke out against the ruling.