Immigrants celebrate judge's ruling on Arizona law

21:51, July 29, 2010      

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Joseline Saragoza (R) hugs with Marcela Saragoza in front of the Capitol Museum in Phoenix, Arizona State, the United States, July 28, 2010. The federal regional court announced that four provisions of the controversial Arizona state migratory law SB1070 had been banned on Thursday. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Upon hearing that U.S. federal judge Susan Bolton had stayed the implementation of four controversial clauses in Arizona's draconian immigration law Wednesday, Nora Nendivin burst into tears and hugged other protesters joyfully.

The ruling has defused a confrontation between police and thousands of protesters and turned a planned demonstration, slated for late Wednesday and throughout Thursday, into a celebration.

"Thank you Obama. Thank you," Nendivin said with her lips trembling with emotion.

Nendivin, a Mexican immigrant who made her way into the United States in 1975, said the ruling was a victory that had been won after protesters persisted for months to fight against Senate Bill 1070, which was signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on April 23.

The controversial law has been under intense debate since it was signed.

According to Bolton's ruling, many of the law's clauses are not in line with the federal administration's framework to regulate immigration.

The federal judge for the district of Arizona delayed provisions that required immigrants to carry their papers and banned illegal immigrants from soliciting employment in public places.

The judge also blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants from crimes that can lead to deportation.

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