Former state rep: Upheld provision was 'poison pill' in SB 1070

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by Catherine Holland

Video report by Javier Soto

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 25 at 8:15 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday released its decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law known as SB 1070. The decision was split with the court upholding some parts of the law while rejecting others.

"What the Supreme Court upheld today, that key provision was the worst provision. It was the poison pill in this legislation," said former state Rep. Ben Miranda, who has opposed SB 1070 since its incepttion. "It allows a police officer simply to apply his standard for suspicion in terms of who is here and who is not here with legal documentation. ... I'm opposed to giving law enforecement so much power."

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