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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: After SB1070 Injunction, Immigrants Breathe Freely But Remain on Guard

by Maribel Hastings on 07/29/2010 at 11:22am

The partial injunction issued yesterday by Judge Susan Bolton, blocking some of the most controversial sections of Arizona law SB 1070 from going into effect, generated a range of reactions among Hispanics in Arizona and elsewhere, as covered in various Spanish-language outlets.

After 1070 injunction, immigrants breathe freely… La Opinión (Los Angeles) headlines its article “Preliminary victory in Arizona,” and EFE reports that Judge Bolton’s order has reinvigorated the push for immigration reform, in addition to allowing many to breathe a sigh of relief.

…but remain on guard. Reuters, on the other hand, writes that many Mexican immigrants remain on guard even after the ruling, and BBC Mundo explains part of the reason why: Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County has assured the press that “I will continue with my operations.”

AFP reports that the partial injunction of the Arizona law was celebrated in Mexico and other countries, but that they still want to see the law formally declared unconstitutional.

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