The Supreme Court Decides On…


Health Care Reform


Arizona’s SB 1070
Immigration Law

Eight American presidents have tried to advance major health reform in the United States—only one succeeded. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 2010 bill that will bring health coverage to 32 million more Americans and the only successful legislative attempt to level the health insurance playing field for those who have coverage. After the Court’s ruling, the law stands. Now it’s time to move forward and continue to make it a reality.

This is a big win for Latino health; millions of Hispanics who currently live without coverage will gain some form of affordable health insurance. The entire law was upheld as constitutional, a huge victory for our community. An important provision that would expand Medicaid was also ruled as constitutional but was limited by the Court. We will continue to analyze how this provision affects our community.

Click here or text HEALTH to 62571 to get text message updates on the analysis of this decision and how it will affect you and your family.

Check out NCLR’s infographic about what is at stake for Latinos in health care reform.


The Supreme Court decision on health care reform will be announced in the coming days.

Check out NCLR’s infographic about what is at stake for Latinos in health care reform.

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  On June 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling in Arizona v. United States, involving Arizona’s SB 1070, an anti-immigrant law passed in 2010. The racial profiling provision, Section 2(B), was upheld. This provision requires state and local police to attempt to determine the immigration status of any person lawfully stopped, detained, or arrested if there is a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is unlawfully present. The Court struck down the other provisions of the law, which include:
  • Section 3, criminalizing failure to carry alien registration documents
  • Section 5(C), seeking work without authorization
  • Section 6, which allows warrantless arrests when an officer has “probable cause” to believe that a person has committed a crime that makes that person removable from the United States

The court did clarify that this does not rule out other constitutional challenges to the law.


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Below are some useful resources about SB 1070 and its impact on Arizona and the Latino community.



So what is the solution?

Learn about how NCLR proposes to fix our immigration system: Comprehensive Immigration Reform





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