South Carolina Suspended Parts Of The Anti-Immigrant Law SB20

Posted On 11 Mar 2014
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The measure was inspired by the controversial Arizona SB1070.

South Carolina gave in to the pressure on the courts by a coalition of civil society organizations and suspended the anti-immigrant law SB20.

The law, inter alia, granted extraordinary powers to local police to act as their agents and federal police arrest undocumented immigrants.

The law was enacted in June 2011 partially suspended by federal courts that year.

Mexico’s government welcomed the agreement reached between civil society organizations and the government of South Carolina, which permanently suspended some immigration provisions that disadvantaged people stay without legal papers.

Undocumented stay is not a lack of civilian criminal in America.

Without effect

In addition to suspending the local police extraordinary powers, was also without effect the ability to stop or prolong the detention of a person, only to inquire about their immigration status.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry said that among the provisions are without effect includes the penalty for receiving and transporting undocumented persons, the requirement to carry proof of immigration registration and criminalizing the use of fake IDs.

Also has no effect the ability to stop or prolong the detention of a person, only to inquire about their immigration status.

The SB20 South Carolina law also was inspired by the controversial Arizona SB1070. The measure, sponsored by Republicans, was approved by 69 votes in favor, 43 against and demanded that the local police (state and municipal) revise the immigration status of suspects and ordered all businesses to review their contracts through the controversial program federal E-Verify.

The law of 2008

The SB20 made changes similar law passed in 2008 that, among other provisions, severely penalizes companies that knowingly hire undocumented immigrants.

Secretaries of Justice and Labor had asked South Carolina in early June 2011 the legislature to adjust the bill to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which ruled that employers who hire undocumented workers will punished by the withdrawal of operating licenses rather than economic sanctions.

This recommendation changed immigration law passed by the state in 2008. That year South Carolina passed a rule which imposes financial penalties on companies that hire unauthorized workers and allows the state Division of Law Enforcement (SLED) companies negotiate with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain undocumented.

Organizations defending the rights of immigrants had warned that if the law was passed have a negative impact on the state.

According to the 2010 Census, South Carolina more than 235,000 people identified themselves as Hispanic in that year, an increase of 148% compared to 2000.  (Courtesy usa news).

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