Tucson Police to Stop Some Immigration Checks

From nytimes.com:

Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state’s landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.

Chief Roberto Villaseñor said his officers will now only check immigration status and call the U.S. Border Patrol when a person has prior serious felony convictions, poses a threat to national security or has gang affiliations.

The criteria was set out for federal immigration authorities in an executive order issued last month by President Barack Obama intended to prioritize offenders for deportation.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/12/17/us/ap-us-immigration-tucson-police-.html