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Judge weighs Arizona immigration law after opponents present new evidence
Protesters shout slogans during a protest against Arizona's immigration law outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in April.
August 22nd, 2012
11:00 PM ET

Judge weighs Arizona immigration law after opponents present new evidence

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Mariano Castillo, CNN

(CNN) - A federal judge is once again weighing arguments over the "show me your papers" provision in Arizona's controversial immigration law.

The provision was the only one of four major parts of the law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

But opponents argued in U.S. District Court on Tuesday that new evidence shows that a federal judge should block enforcement of the provision.

"It is infected with racial discrimination," attorney Karen Tumlin of the National Immigration Law Center said outside the courthouse Tuesday, according to CNN affiliate KPHO.

Court issues split decision on state laws

Attorney John Bouma, representing Arizona, argued that the law does not discriminate.

"You just can't say that Latinos are going to be primarily impacted and that's discriminatory," he told CNN.

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  1. Jorge

    How ironic, so many Latino immigrants trying to stay in the U.S., and so many of us older U.S. born of Puerto Rican descent DYING to move back to the island when we retire or put together enough money, to get away from this mess...

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