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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
Arizona v. United States
Citation:567 U.S. 387 (2012)
Arizona passed state immigration law. The four sections in question 1) makes a failure to comply with federal alien-registration requirements a state misdemeanor, 2) misdemeanor for an unauthorized alien to seek or engage in work in the State, 3) gives specific arrest and investigatory authority to state officers, and 4) authorizes officers without a warrant to arrest a person if they have probable cause that the person is removable from the United States.
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