According to an article on latimes.com: “The Justice Department responded to the Supreme Courts ruling by establishing a telephone hotline and email address to receive reports of possible civil rights violations conducted under the auspice of SB1070, which equally incensed Brewer.”
Could Arizona’s state government waste anymore taxpayer money on this issue? Of course they can, and with Brewer at the helm, they most likely will. In addition to setting up the hotline and e-mail address, yesterday the federal government canceled agreements with Arizona local law enforcement that allowed them to check the immigration status of suspected undocumented persons.
The “victory” that Brewer claimed after yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling was essentially rendered meaningless by these actions by the DOJ. Alleged cases of abuse by law enforcement will certainly be scrutinized by the federal government to ensure that the single surviving provision of the law is implemented in a fair and legal manner. The infamous Sheriff Arpaio and his team had better watch their tactics and treatment of those they choose to detain or even stop without cause.
For any readers who happen to be in Arizona, the hotline is: 855-353-1010 and the e-mail address is: email@example.com. Please spread the word to any people (documented or otherwise) who believe they are unlawfully stopped and/or questioned about their immigration status by local law enforcement.