PHOENIX - Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law have launched a new effort to thwart a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
A coalition of civil rights groups, religious leaders and business organizations filed a new request Tuesday seeking a court order that would prevent authorities from enforcing a rule that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons.
The groups are asking U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to block enforcement of the requirement before it takes effect. They argue that Latinos in Arizona would face systematic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions under the contentious section of the 2010 law.
A spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer calls the latest legal challenge "unsurprising."
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
RIGHT NOW on ABC15.com
Two lower-level managers for a metro Phoenix car-wash chain accused of immigration fraud in its hiring practices have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.
With cold temperatures quickly moving into the Valley, we have some tips and tricks to keep your plants happy and healthy.
If you would love to get out and enjoy the cooler weather, or if you’d rather stay warm and toasty with an indoor event, we’ve got you covered with fantastic events.
Chances for rain and snow are dwindling into tonight. Now, it's all about the cold!
Temperatures in parts of northern Arizona aren't expected to be above freezing until next week.
A kitten that was thrown from a moving vehicle will go up for adoption Thursday.
A shipment made it to her house--with half her things missing. From tables and chairs to pots and pans. But it's the irreplaceable things that hurt the most.
Get a brow wax for $10, pay $10-$15 for a haircut and $25 for a facial at Penrose Academy in Scottsdale.
One of Arizona's most notorious murder cases is back in court for a rare third trial as prosecutors again seek a conviction in the killings of nine people, including six monks, at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991.
An Arizona commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Wednesday against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters.