Federal judge strikes down Arizona's controversial immigrant smuggling law

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Fox News Latino
Article date: 
8 November 2014
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National News
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A federal judge has struck down Arizona's 2005 immigrant smuggling law on the grounds that it's trumped by federal statutes.

The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton marked the latest in a string of restrictions placed by the courts on Arizona's effort to get local police to confront illegal immigration.

Bolton ruled the state law deprives federal authorities of their exclusive right to prosecute smuggling crimes ...

Bolton struck down the smuggling law as part of the Obama administration's challenge of the 2010 law, which made a minor change to the 2005 statute ...