Friday, October 24th, 2014

Judges Halts Human Smuggling Conspiracy Charges

Arizona's most populous county is halting new prosecutions of people under the state's immigrant smuggling law in the wake of a federal judge's order.
 
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery ordered the freeze on Monday in response to U.S. District Judge Robert Broomfield's ruling Friday. The ruling said Maricopa County cannot prosecute people who pay to be smuggled into the United States with conspiracy.

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