Supreme Court Declines to Revive Controversial Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Supreme Court denied review, or certiorari, of Arizona v. Valle Del Sol, declining to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants. The Court's decision not to hear the state's appeal leaves intact an October 2013 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that found that the state law was pre-empted by federal immigration law. The harboring provision, part of Arizona's controversial 2010 immigration law, made it a criminal offense to encourage illegal immigrants to enter the state or to harbor or transport them within Arizona. In a 2012 case, the Supreme Court partially upheld other provisions of the same 2010 Arizona law.