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ACLU and Other Legal Groups Challenge AZ Immigration Law

May 17, 2010 | Immigration reform

The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona challenging Arizona’s new law requiring police to demand “papers” from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S.  The extreme law, the coalition charged, invites the racial profiling of people of color, violates the First Amendment and interferes with federal law.

Click here to read the press release by the ACLU on the lawsuit.

Here is a list of some of the plaintiffs challenging AZ SB 1070.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available!

Ruchi Thaker