Tucson council wants time to discuss immigration

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Associated Press

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 28 at 3:30 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson City Council members want more time to discuss whether they should take legal action to block the state's new immigration law.

After almost an hour in closed discussion Tuesday, City Attorney Mike Rankin announced that action on the new law was not on the council agenda. He said there is still time for discussion until the law goes into effect.

City Councilwoman Regina Romero said it's her belief the law is unconstitutional and urged her colleagues to challenge what she described as a misguided law.

One citizen told the council the city can't afford lawsuits at a time when Tucson can't balance its own budget.

Others thanked the council for even talking about the immigration issue.

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Information from: KVOA-TV, http://www.kvoa.com/

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