(CNN) Immigration reform back to square one

Posted by Kendall Harmon

After two years of protests, boycotts and lawsuits over Arizona's immigration law, Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged with states frustrated and Congress avoiding the debate.
"I would guess [Congress] won't touch this with a 10-foot pole until after they come back after the election," Charles H. Kuck, managing partner at Kuck Immigration Partners in Atlanta, told CNN.
The court's 5-3 ruling was a split decision, upholding the law's most controversial feature -- the "show your papers provision" that allows police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws -- but also dismissing the Arizona's right to regulate immigration at the state level.

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