Governor signs changes to Arizona immigration law

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Updated Saturday, May 1 at 4:32 PM

UPDATE: Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill approved by Arizona legislators on the last day of their 2010 session to make changes to the state's sweeping law against illegal immigration.

The law requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect
they're in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. Agencies that don't comply can be sued.

The follow-on bill signed by Brewer on Friday makes numerous changes that she says should lay to rest concerns that provisions of the law will lead to racial profiling.
 

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona lawmakers pushed to end their regular session Thursday as they approved last-minute changes to the recently approved sweeping law targeting illegal immigration.

The immigration law requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to
suspect they're in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally.

One change strengthens restrictions against using race or ethnicity as the basis for questioning by police and inserts those same restrictions in other parts of the law.

Another change specifies that police contacts with people over possible violations of local civil ordinances can trigger questioning on immigration status.
  
 

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