SUPREME COURT -- June 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM EDT
President Obama, Arizona Governor Claim Win in Immigration Court Ruling
People protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 25. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
The Supreme Court's decision Monday striking key components of Arizona's contentious immigration law, but allowing other parts to go forward, gave both President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer -- on different sides of the debate -- something to applaud.
Updated 4:19 p.m. ET | Watch Brewer's statement:
Updated 1:05 p.m. ET | President Obama released a statement on the court's decision:
"I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's immigration law. What this decision makes unmistakably clear is that Congress must act on comprehensive immigration reform. A patchwork of state laws is not a solution to our broken immigration system -- it's part of the problem.
"At the same time, I remain concerned about the practical impact of the remaining provision of the Arizona law that requires local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they even suspect to be here illegally. I agree with the Court that individuals cannot be detained solely to verify their immigration status."
The PBS NewsHour traveled to Arizona earlier this spring to find out how people living on the border viewed the law. Watch that report here or below:
Watch the impromptu debate between Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his inmates here and below:
Read the Supreme Court's complete decision with annotations:
Monday's NewsHour broadcast will feature analysis from the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, followed by a debate on the impact of today's decision with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped write the bill at the center of the case, and Steven Gonzales, who teaches constitutional law at the Phoenix School of Law and is a member of Los Abogados, Arizona's Hispanic Bar Association.