NYC Immigration Advocates Decry High Court Ruling

About 25 people rallied Monday at Federal Plaza in Manhattan

Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 4:05 PM EDT
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NYC Immigration Advocates Decry High Court Ruling

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Immigration advocates in New York City protested the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the "show me your papers" requirement contained in Arizona's much-debated immigration law.

About 25 people rallied Monday at Federal Plaza in Manhattan to voice their opposition to parts of the decision.

The justices allowed the immigration status check to remain intact, but they struck down three key provisions in the law.

Advocates say they are committed to ensuring the entire law is thrown out.

Jacqueline Esposito, the director of immigration advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, says, "The law in spirit is against the Constitution."

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler says he believes the Court will rule against the law in the future. He promises that immigration advocates will mobilize in the upcoming November elections and beyond.

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