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Arizona Spanish language broadcast stations to run program about SB1070

In this April 25, 2012 photo, protesters march against Arizona's illegal immigration law, SB1070, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Phoenix. Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Twenty-three Spanish language TV and radio stations in Arizona will air a half-hour program Wednesday about the state’s 2010 immigration law.

The program comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule before the end of the month on an appeal of a ruling that put the law’s most controversial parts on hold, such as a requirement that officers check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons.

Experts expect that the court will uphold the requirement for immigration-status checks.

Producers of the program say their aim is to confront people’s fears and uncertainties about the law.

The commercial-free program is funded in part by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, a nonprofit that aims to unite Latinos in pursuit of social and economic justice.

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