Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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by Catherine Holland

GMAZ interview by Kaley O'Kelley and Scott Pasmore

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM

PHOENIX -- Less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released its ruling on Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Sheriff's Joe Arpaio were in 3TV's studio to discuss the court's opinion and what it means for our state.

"I did support 1070," Arpaio said. "I think that's a good ruling for law enforcement. It shows that in this state we do the right thing."

Horne agreed.

"We won the big one," he said, calling the three provisions the Supreme Court struck down "minor."

"Now police officers throughout the state will be required -- if they have reasonable suspicion -- to check with ICE [to determine] whether someone is here legally or not," Horne explained. "ICE is required to respond under a federal statue."

What constitute "reasonable suspicion" has not been determined and that's what has many people concerned about the possibility of racial profiling.

Click the video above to watch the entire interview.

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