Groups sue to block immigration status check in Arizona law

July 18, 2012 04:55

PHOENIX - Opponents of Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging a US Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called show-me-your-papers provision.

A coalition of civil rights organizations asked a federal judge in Phoenix to block implementation of the key provision of the Arizona law which requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

The immigration status check provision was upheld by the US Supreme Court in late June.

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