The controversial immigration law is yet to meet its fate. Whether or not to be completely implemented is being decided by an appeals court. Immediately before being implemented in the state, some of the key provisions in the law were blocked by a court. This involves the police being given the authority to check the status of immigrants who are being suspected of being undocumented.
The law was earlier sued by the Obama administration so as not to be implemented. As of now, the key provisions which were the most controversial have been stopped from being implemented. This has led to the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer appealing in the court for the ban to be lifted.
As of now, a panel consisting of three judges at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is deciding on the constitutionality of this law. According to the Obama government, the state is trying to arrogate the responsibility of the federal government. It also argues that the authorities of the state might not even be qualified to cater to the federal law enforcement.
As per the analysts, it is being suggested that the court is moving towards permitting the law in a more weakened version of its original format. If the reports are to be believed, there are fair chances that the outcome lead to the state authorities to execute the law. However, they would not be permitted to either arrest or even prosecute someone who is suspected to undocumented. In such a case, the law enforcement agencies have to pass the suspects to the federal authorities to be prosecuted.
According to the polls, the nation is divided when it comes to illegal migration. At the same time, major part of the population is in support of the immigration law in Arizona. As of now, it is being estimated that about 11 million illegal migrants are living in the United States.