PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers have approved several changes
in an immigration enforcement law just signed by the governor last
The law requires local and state law enforcement to question
people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect
they're in the country illegally.
Critics, in and outside of Arizona, say that will foster racial
profiling. Lawmakers have responded to the charge by approving
several changes, including one that would strengthen restrictions
in the law on using race or ethnicity as the basis for police
Courts may wind up deciding. Two lawsuits were filed Thursday,
one by a Tucson police officer and the other by an association of
The law also faces federal scrutiny.