From MALDEF‘s Nina Perales:
Please find attached a quick summary of the preliminary injunction in the SB4 case. Judge Garcia enjoined some portions of SB4 and will allow other portions to go into effect.
The bottom line is that SB4’s key provisions have been blocked. Local jails are not required to comply with ICE detainers. And although police officers can ask about the immigration status of an individual during a lawful detention, the individual does not have to answer, the police officer cannot arrest the individual for being undocumented, and the police officer cannot serve as an immigration officer.
“By enjoining the bulk of SB 4, the federal court has preserved the ability of elected officials, sheriffs, and police chiefs to prevent their police forces from becoming untrained and unrestrained enforcers of federal immigration law. While the court did not stop police officers from asking about immigration during a lawful detention, officers would be wise to avoid such inquiries because they could trigger a successful challenge to the detention itself, potentially jeopardizing legitimate work by local police.”
For more statements from key plaintiffs see the MALDEF Press Release.
See the Fact Sheet prepared by MALDEF (in English & Spanish) below for detailed information about the SB4 Ruling.