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Calif. wants Arizona immigration law overturned

In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, Protestors gather around then-Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, Arizona's immigration bill SB1070 author, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)

SACRAMENTO — California has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona’s tough immigration law, saying it would drive illegal immigrants into other states.

The Arizona law passed two years ago has been largely blocked by court order because of court challenges. Among other things, it makes in a crime to be in the country illegally and to seek work.

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled an April 25 hearing and a ruling is expected in June.

The San Francisco Chronicle says California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined 10 other states in asking that the Arizona law be overturned.

Harris says in documents filed Tuesday that the law exceeds state authority, conflicts with national policy and would drive illegal immigrants into other states.

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  1. Surely if our service men/women can put their lives on the line daily for us for extended periods of time… suffering terrible conditions… dying, injured and traumatized for life each of us here at home can tolerate some temporary inconveniencies from time to time? Who of us would not want to do whatever we can here at home? Where is the patriotic spirit in the White House as an example? On the subject of the fear of the possibility of racial profiling [as well as airport checks etc.] should here be so many lawsuits …why not a recognism and a thank you to those citizens who suffer some inconveniences for the safety of others without complaint?

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