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.