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Feds Sue To Block Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law

PHOENIX - (AP) The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation's toughest immigration crackdown. The lawsuit filed...

Arizona Sheriff Defends Immigration Law

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - (AP) An Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration defended his state's new immigration-enforcement law Tuesday as he stumped for the Kansas secretary of state candidate who helped write it. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told the nearly 2,000 Kansas...

Bill Would Shield Cities, States Over Immigration Laws

OMAHA Neb. - (AP) U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns introduced a bill Thursday that would require the federal government to pay attorney and court costs if it loses a lawsuit filed against states or local governments over locally passed immigration laws. The Nebraska Republican's bill comes nine days after...

Feds Oppose Merger Of Immigration Law Challenges

PHOENIX - (AP) Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department oppose a request to merge their challenge to the new Arizona immigration law with a lawsuit by a police officer who also is seeking to overturn the law. The federal lawyers oppose Phoenix police Officer David Salgado's request to consolidate...

Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge stepped into the fight over Arizona's immigration law at the last minute Wednesday, blocking the heart of the measure and defusing a confrontation between police and thousands of activists that had been building for months. Coming just hours before the law was to take...

Arizona Governor Files Brief In Immigration Battle

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers on Thursday filed the first brief in their appeal of a ruling that put the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to reverse the ruling U.S. District Judge...