Supporters and opponents of Arizona’s controversial immigration law are squaring off again after Democrats say they’re working to repeal the measure.
Dozens of protesters gathered at the state Capitol on Monday, carrying signs and shouting at each other as lawmakers on both sides discussed the 2010 law.
Sen. Steve Gallardo of Phoenix says he is introducing a bill to repeal the law, which he says is polarizing and has harmed the state’s reputation.
Republican lawmakers, who held their own rally to reiterate their support for the law, say Gallardo’s proposal will go nowhere in the Legislature.
A judge has blocked enforcement of the law’s most contentious sections, such as a requirement that police, while enforcing other laws, question people’s immigration status if officers suspect they are in the country illegally.