October 1, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law was met with mixed reactions in Nevada,
underscoring that the politically charged issue will remain a key campaign issue heading into the November election.
While Democrats mostly hailed Monday's ruling striking down three components of the law, they focused concern over one provision left intact that requires police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally.
Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid and others say that
could lead to system of racial profiling.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has supported Arizona's right to enact the law, says the decision points out the need for comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level.