Brewer's office dismisses travel alerts issued by ACLU for Ariz.Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Jan Brewer's office is brushing off ACLU-issued travel alerts for Arizona over the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
A Brewer spokesman says the civil liberties group's actions prove how "hopelessly out of touch they are" with most Americans.
Paul Senseman insists the law includes "very specific language" prohibiting racial profiling.
The measure requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.
ACLU affiliates in Arizona, New Mexico, and 26 other states have issued the warnings. The group says its Arizona chapter has received reports of some people already being targeted even though the law doesn't take effect until July 29.
The ACLU says the law will exacerbate what it says is the state's "long history of racial profiling."
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