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U.S. Gov't Aiming to Stop Arizona Law Before It Starts

Arizona’s infamous immigration law, SB 1070, is due to kick in July 29, at which point local law-enforcement officials will begin exploring what the term “reasonable suspicion” means to them. But not if the federal government can help it. –KA

BBC:

Lawyers for the US government are due to ask an Arizona judge to halt a state law targeting illegal immigrants.

The justice department says immigration is a federal issue, and the state has exceeded its powers in framing the law, to be implemented later this month.

The rules require police to query a suspected criminal’s immigration status if the officers believe the suspect might be in the US illegally.

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