Arizona seeks dismissal of lawsuit over new law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer`s office has filed a motion to dismiss another lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state`s new immigration law.

Updated: Jun 19, 2010, 14:10 PM IST

Phoenix: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer`s office has filed a motion to dismiss another lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state`s new immigration law.
Brewer says the legal papers filed by her defense team Friday evening asks a federal judge to throw out the suit by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that challenge the law`s constitutionality.

The law takes effect July 29 and requires officers to question a person`s immigration status if there`s a reasonable suspicion that he or she is in the country illegally.

At least five legal challenges have been filed to the law since April.

The lawsuits generally allege that Arizona`s law will lead to racial profiling and argue that it`s the federal government`s responsibility to regulate immigration.

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