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Arizona's immigration battle back in court today.
Opponents are now asking a judge to halt to the controversial law that forces some people in the state to.
Show their papers.
Back in June the Supreme Court struck down parts of that law but it upheld the section that requires police officers to check somebody's immigration status.
If the officer stopped the person for another reason.
And suspects he or she might be in the country illegally.
The court's ruling cleared the way for future challenges.
President Obama and other opponents of -- that the law could lead to racial profiling.
But Arizona's Republican governor Jan Brewer says she is confident law enforcement officers will not violate people's civil rights.
Trace Gallagher -- -- West Coast news of this afternoon -- supporters of this law are accusing their opponents of just buying time here.
Yeah I -- because.
-- the law does go into effect in there is no hard evidence of racial profiling that would badly weakened the opponent's case not even the Supreme Court says the law should take effect and then see how it plays out.
But if the judge halts the law it would give opponents time to mount another Supreme Court challenge where they would certainly argue that Latino civil rights would be violated.
Here's the attorney now who argued for the opposition must.
Brought out our claim today that this part of the law is infected.
With racial discrimination that race and national origin consideration.
Played a motivating factor in the passage of the -- and for that reason it must keep the lines.
In court today each side was given an hour for rebuttal and then the judge.
Stop the proceedings no word on when -- actually make her -- matrix interestingly.
Arizona's been fighting the feds on this.
But now Arizona -- defense to enforce the law.
-- because Arizona police would now be required to check the immigration status of it and anyone that they lawfully stop who they suspect is illegal that means a lot more calls to the Border Patrol and immigration and customs enforcement.
-- 'cause it's up to the feds to run the suspects through the immigration data file that's a lot more work for the federal government.
Here now is a representative.
From governor brewer's office -- We certainly hope that -- and custom customs enforcement is gonna be ready for the I increased number of calls and inquiries that they received from local Arizona law enforcement.
There -- some questions certainly in light of the president's actions whether they're going to be.
Actively cooperating with us -- not on that on that count but you know what we're optimistic we're hopeful.
That the men and women of federal law enforcement continue cooperating with us as as they have been up to now.
And don't forget parts of Alabama and Georgia is immigration laws similar to Arizona have also been upheld this week.
By federal courts shut Trace Gallagher from Los Angeles Trace thanks.
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