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Arizona woos Mexico, downplays anti-immigrant law

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2007, file photo, Border Patrol agents processes a number of illegal immigrants caught entering the United States, in Sasabe, Arizona. Arizona is still widely viewed in Mexico as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona’s leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state. Mexicans are already Arizona’s biggest foreign trade partners, with the state exporting $7 billion worth of goods last year, the U.S. Commerce Department says. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

MEXICO CITY — Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace. It's still widely viewed here as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state.

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Arizona racial profiling costs taxpayers $21M

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Taxpayers in metropolitan Phoenix are expected to pay out an estimated $21 million over the next year and a half for changes ordered in response to a court ruling that found an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos in its regular traffic and immigration patrols.

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