The civil rights coalition that challenged South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law, Act 69 (also known as SB 20), reached an agreement with the state that permanently blocks key provisions and provides strict limits on the “racial profiling” provisions of the law.

“The state has finally agreed to put to rest the most divisive provisions of South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law, which would have given local officials carte blanche to criminalize the lives of immigrants and those who interact with them. Constitutional rights apply to all, and no one is required to answer any question by state or local officials about their immigration status.”” said Andre Segura, attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project.

Date filed

March 4, 2014