Supreme Court Reins In Ariz. Immigration Law
in the August issue of POLICE Magazine, said Monday's ruling doesn't change much for patrol officers. Two earlier court decisions—INS v. Delgado (1984) and Muehler v. Mena (2005)—already gave officers the right to check immigration status during a lawful detention.
"For enforcement officers, it really doesn't change anything," Rutledge told POLICE. "As
INS v. Delgado
Officers from the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), forerunner of today's ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), went to a garment factory to check workers' immigration status. Some agents with badges and radios walked around the factory
Unmixing Mixed-Up Concepts
, innocent person that he or she must submit to the encounter, any interaction is purely consensual and requires no justification. (INS v. Delgado)
(2) If the person's liberty is temporarily restricted by a police command, display of emergency lighting, physical restraint or other means that would have communicated to a reasonable, innocent person that he or she