Immigration

Group Asks to Block Immigration Checks in Arizona While They Appeal

Want to suspend law pushing police to question immigration status of people stopped for other purposes

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A civil rights coalition asked a federal appeals court Friday to prevent the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect while they appeal a ruling that sunk their earlier bid to bar police from enforcing the provision.

The opponents asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco for an order preventing police from enforcing a requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.