Portion Of Indiana's Immigration Law Has Been Rendered Invalid

By Maureen Mespell

July 31, 2012 Updated Jul 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM EDT

Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- The Indiana Attorney General's Office say they will no longer defend a portion of the state's new immigration law because it has been rendered invalid by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down similar parts of an Arizona law.

The state said it wants to keep the power to arrest immigrants for whom a 48-hour detention order has been issued, but Federal Immigration officials say that applies only to people who already are in custody.




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