Federal agents on Monday night took into custody two suspected illegal immigrants stopped by Arizona sheriff’s deputies – marking the first known time they have worked together on such a case since the Supreme Court ruling last week that upheld part of the state’s controversial immigration law.

The high court, while striking down most of the contested provisions, upheld a key part of the law that allows police to try to determine the immigration status of people stopped or arrested if reasonable suspicion arises that they’re in the country illegally.

However, the Department of Homeland Security later announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would only respond  to Arizona calls that meet very specific criteria.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the incident Monday was the first such post-ruling encounter and that it involved two suspected illegal immigrants arrested during a traffic stop by his department’s Human Smuggling Unit.

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