INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer who challenged Indiana’s immigration law in federal court says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking part of a similar law in Arizona shows the Indiana law is unconstitutional.
A federal judge last year blocked part of the Indiana law that gave local police power to arrest anyone who has had certain actions filed against them by immigration authorities.
Ken Falk with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana says the Indiana law goes further than the Arizona law because it allows police to arrest immigrants who haven’t committed a crime.
Falk says the Indiana law is a “clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.”
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he’ll review the decision and advise state lawmakers of any changes needed in the statute they passed in 2011.