Protesters march against deportations on SB1070 anniversary

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- Protesters plan a march in opposition to Arizona's landmark immigration bill, known as SB1070, signed into law three years ago.

Organizers say since the law took effect coupled with additional federal programs, there have been more deportations, separated families and racial profiling.

The U.S. Supreme Court later struck down sections of the law in 2012, including the requirement that immigrants obtain or carry immigration registration papers. But the high court upheld a requirement that Arizona officers question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.  

The Puente Movement plans its march in Phoenix on Monday morning, beginning at Steele Indian School Park and ending at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office on Central Avenue.