Agreement ends last legal challenge to AZ's controversial SB 1070 immigration law

A judge has signed off on an agreement that ends the last legal challenge to Arizona's landmark 2010 immigration law.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton approved the agreement on Monday. The deal to resolve the lawsuit was announced late last week.

The agreement included guidelines on how police officers must enforce a contentious section of the law that requires officers, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigration status of people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Under the guidelines, officers are required to document the reasons for their suspicion that a person is in the country illegally.

Courts barred enforcement of other sections of the law, known as SB 1070, but the questioning requirement was ultimately upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, despite racial profiling concerns raised by critics of the statute.

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