Yesterday the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over it's extremely controversial immigration law.
The suit is based on a technicality, with Justice Department lawyers arguing that the law should be ruled invalid because state law cannot overstep federal law.
The highly-debated law requires immigrants to have their alien registration documents on them at all times, but an officer can only ask to see the papers if they have reasonable suspicion that the individual is here illegally. Anyone unable to provide papers would be detained.
Critics say that this allows officers to harass Hispanics and opens the doors for racial profiling. But Arizona government officials in support of the law argue that they are only strengthening the current Federal immigration laws.
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Read more about the lawsuit here.