Brewer faces deadline for responding to SB 1070 lawsuits

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 11 at 6:41 AM

PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer faces a Friday deadline for filing responses to two lawsuits that seek to overturn Arizona's new immigration law.

Brewer was sued in four of the five legal challenges that have been filed to the law since she approved it in April.

Opponents say the law is unconstitutional, will lead to racial profiling and that it's the federal government's responsibility to regulate immigration.

Brewer's staff has said the law is constitutional, prohibits racial profiling and is a response to the federal government's failure to confront immigration woes.

The law takes effect July 29 and requires police to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

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