Judge: SC Police Allowed to Check Immigration Status
Ruling was in flux after summer Supreme Court hearing.
According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has upheld the South Carolina law allowing police to check the immigration status of residents during traffic stops.
The law had been scheduled to go into effect earlier this year, but was put on hold while Arizona's immigration law, which is similar to South Carolina's, was challenged in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court upheld the portion of the law allowing for immigration status to be checked when police pull over a resident, but struck down other aspects of the law.
Gergel, a federal judge, said other parts of South Carolina's law were still prohibited.