Both opponents and supporters of the Arizona immigration law are confident of winning in the end. But Wednesday's ruling may cool tempers for a while.
Allowing all illegal immigrants 'safe passage' out of the country is one proposed solution to the tangle of problems presented by federal immigration reform and the Arizona immigration law.
The federal court decision on the Arizona immigration law can be seen as a roadmap for a political compromise.
US District Judge Susan Bolton issued a temporary injunction that halted key parts of SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law, that would have required police to check the immigration status of anyone they suspected of being an illegal resident.
Arizona immigration law will not be implemented as written. A federal judge in Phoenix blocked the most controversial parts of the new law Wednesday.
Facing costly legal battles with civil rights organizations, the city council in Fremont, Nebraska, may halt a law prohibiting businesses from hiring illegal immigrants.
A reduction in crop yields caused by climate change could mean up to 6.7 million additional Mexicans will emigrate to the United States by 2080, says a study by Princeton University researchers.
Immigration law in Arizona is still undergoing the first of many judicial tests. State senator Russell Pearce, who drafted the controversial law, is glad there is a national conversation going on over the issue of illegal immigration.
Protests and rallies are being planned in Phoenix and around the country on July 29, the day police are set to begin enforcing the controversial Arizona immigration law.
A federal judge heard a Justice Department case against the new Arizona immigration law Thursday. The questions she asked of both sides may hint at how she may rule.