Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rights groups say they will challenge new Arizona immigration law

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Opponents of Arizona's new immigration law pray outside the state Capitol building in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday.
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(CNN) -- Four groups that advocate for immigrant rights said Thursday they plan to challenge Arizona's controversial new immigration law, which allows police to ask anyone for proof of legal U.S. residency.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the National Immigration Law Center will hold a news conference Thursday in Phoenix to announce the legal challenge, the groups said.

The law requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally. It also targets those who hire illegal immigrant day laborers or knowingly transport them.
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