Gov't. Files Suit to Throw Out Arizona Immigration Law

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Jan Brewer says Arizona is -- in her words -- "under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice."

The federal government has filed a lawsuit seeking to throw out Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying the law blatantly violates the Constitution.

Brewer predicts the law will survive the challenge and calls today's filing "nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds."

Mexico, on the other hand, is welcoming the decision to fight a law that it says "affects the civil and human rights of thousands of Mexicans." The measure, scheduled to take effect July 29, requires officers who are enforcing other laws to question a person's immigration status if there's a reasonable suspicion that they are in the country illegally.


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