Protests expected when Brewer speaks in Tucson

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Associated Press

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 26 at 2:00 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer is scheduled to deliver remarks Monday morning at a Tucson hotel three days after signing the controversial immigration enforcement bill into law.

Opponents of the bill are likely to protest the governor's visit.

They say the new law encourages racial profiling.

The law requires Arizona police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion they're in the country illegally.

Supporters say the law prohibits the use of race or nationality as the sole basis for an immigration check.

They also cite the federal government's inaction on immigration issues, as the need for new law.

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Information from: KOLD-TV, http://www.kold.com/

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