Immigration: Supreme Court's Arizona-law ruling meaningless, says Tom Tancredo

As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of SB-1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law, but left standing the "show me your papers" provision, which lets officers ask about the immigration status of those found to be suspicious. Many local immigration activists were upset by this last development -- but Tom Tancredo, among the best-known advocates for a stricter system, says the fed's lack of cooperation makes the ruling largely inconsequential.
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