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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona goes to a federal appeals court today to try to lift the injunction against the most controversial parts of its new immigration law.
The new law was supposed to take effect today, but most of it is on hold because of a ruling yesterday by a federal judge. She agreed with the Obama administration that immigration enforcement is the federal government's job. In the state's appeal of the ruling, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the courts will be asked to move quickly.
Opponents of the law say yesterday's ruling will make other states think twice before moving ahead with similar laws. Among other things, the Arizona law would require officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.