Judge upholds some controversial parts of SB1070

A bombshell decision has come down from U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, surrounding Arizona's controversial immigration law SB1070.

Bolton upheld a provision that allows police in Arizona to check the immigration status of anyone they stop.

It's been commonly referred to by critics as the "papers please" provision.

Bolton rejected claims by immigrant rights activists that it was discriminatory. She says just because most of the people affected might be Hispanic, the law itself isn't racially motivated.

Bolton also upheld a section that allows authorities to check to see if someone who has been arrested is in the country illegally.

She claims that nothing in the law allows officers to make warrantless arrests, but she did void any laws targeting day laborers.