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District to join challenge to new immigration law

A Pima County school district voted Tuesday to join a Tucson police officer in his lawsuit that seeks to overturn Arizona’s new immigration law.

The Sunnyside Unified School District says the law is unconstitutional and will have a negative effect on students.

The district will join Officer Martin Escobar’s lawsuit that alleges the law is unconstitutional and asks that local officers be prevented from making immigration stops.

Supporters say the law is constitutional and is a response to the federal government’s failure to confront Arizona’s immigration woes. In all, five challenges to the law been filed.
The board’s vote was first reported by Tucson TV station KGUN.

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  1. The payday loan program will soon end for Arizona. If we can live without these loan companies we can see how SB1070 will affect the welfare of the people of arizona.

  2. Silly me, I thought that school districts were in the business of educating kids, not in the business of getting involved in frivolous law suits. I have two questions. Where do the funds come from to support this action? How exactly would SB1070 have a negative effect on students?

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