On June 25, 2012, The United States Supreme Court upheld in Arizona v. United States, a provision that not only allowed, but required local law enforcement to investigate a person’s immigration status. In Section 2 of this decision, officers are required to make a “reasonable attempt” to determine the immigration status of any person stopped on a legitimate basis if the officer has “reasonable suspicion” that the person is an illegal alien and is unlawfully present in the United States. Furthermore, an arrestee’s immigration status is to be determined before they can be released. Civil rights and immigration watch dogs have expressed concern that that this law opened the door to racial profiling and vowed to keep a watchful eye on law enforcement. You can read more about Arizona v. United States at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-182.pdf
Immigration Field Investigation Report software (IFIR), allows law enforcement agencies enforce immigration laws while simultaneously ensuring that enforcement is being conducted according to the rule of law. Questions or accusations regarding immigration enforcement can quickly be answered and addressed via statistical data and the embedded early warning system. Officers are required to complete only one simple online report that captures all necessary information associated with conducting an investigation into the immigration status of an individual.