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Arguments under way over Arizona’s immigration law

A judge considering whether Arizona’s new immigration law should take effect next week says she’s required to consider blocking only parts of it, not the entire statute.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said in court Thursday there appears to be little or no controversy about some parts of the legislation.

Bolton also noted that the law itself has a section allowing parts to still take effect even if other parts are struck down.

Most of the controversy about the law centers on provisions related to stops and arrests of people, new crimes related to illegal immigrants, and a requirement that immigrants carry and produce their immigration papers.

Other parts of the law getting little attention deal with impoundment of vehicles and sanctions against employment of illegal immigrants.

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