Published: Jul 29, 2010 11:21 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 29, 2010 8:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX, AZ-   At the stroke of midnight a watered down version of Arizona's tough immigration law went into effect.  A judge issued a temporary injunction against the heart of the law requiring officers to question the citizenship status of those they suspect could be illegal after coming in contact with them for another infraction.  However, they can still ask.  Governor Jan Brewer plans to file an appeal against the injuction today.

Here are the portions that Bolton put on hold:

- A requirement that police, while enforcing other laws,

question people's immigration status if officers have reasonable

suspicion they're in the country illegally.

- A requirement that authorities verify the status of all

arrested people before their release from jail.

- A requirement that immigrants obtain or carry immigration

registration papers.

- A ban on illegal immigrants from soliciting work in public

places.

- A provision that allows for warrantless arrests when people

commit crimes that can result in their deportation.

 

Here are the portions that take effect Thursday:

- A prohibition on state and local government agencies from

restricting the enforcement of federal immigration law. Any

Arizonan can file a lawsuit to challenge agencies that have a

policy of restricting such enforcement.

- A ban on state and local agencies from restricting the sharing

of information on people's immigration status for determining

eligibility of a public benefit, verifying a claim of residence and

determining whether an immigrant has complied with federal

registration laws.

- A new addition to Arizona's nearly 5-year-old ban on immigrant

smuggling that lets officers pull over drivers if officers have

reasonable suspicion they have broken traffic laws.

- A ban on blocking traffic when people seek or offer day-labor

services on streets.

- A prohibition on driving or harboring illegal immigrants in

furtherance of their illegal presence. It also requires impoundment

of vehicles when the driver is furthering the illegal presence of

an illegal immigrant.

- Two additions to a 2007 state law prohibiting employers from

knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. Although one change

established an entrapment defense for employers accused of

knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, it opens up the door for

police to use stings to catch violators. The other change requires

employers to retain records of employment eligibility checks that

state law already requires of new hires.

- The creation of a new state fund for the state police's

immigrant squad and for reimbursing county jails for the costs of

incarcerating illegal immigrants.