3 Arizona cities contemplate immigration lawsuits

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Associated Press

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 28 at 4:00 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — At least three Arizona cities are considering a lawsuit to block the new immigration enforcement law.

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon is indicating he's ready to go it alone and file suit to keep the law from taking effect.

Gordon criticized the measure as "economically devastating." Councilman Claude Mattox said council approval is needed to challenge the law.

In Tucson, council members want more time to discuss whether they should take legal action.

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.

Flagstaff council members are expected to review their legal options against the measure.

Councilman Rick Swanson called the new law "horrible and racist."

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