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Police and members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement keep watch over a rally in support of illegal immigrants outside of Federal Plaza in Manhattan. (April 27, 2010)

Arizona immigration law debate

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill critics say will lead to racial profiling and civil rights abuses against the Hispanic community. On July 28, a judge blocked the law's most controversial sections from taking effect.

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A Citi Field security guard tries to tackle a young man carrying a Mexican flag who ran onto the field in the seventh inning of the New York Mets vs the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game at Citi Field. (July 30, 2010)

Police and members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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Police and members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement keep watch over a rally in support of illegal immigrants outside of Federal Plaza in Manhattan. (April 27, 2010)

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A protester shouts as he joins thousands attending an immigration rally at the Arizona Capitol. Activists called on President Barack Obama to fight a tough new Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants, promising to march in the streets and invite arrest by refusing to comply if the measure goes into effect. (April, 25, 2010)

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Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law in Phoenix.
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Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law in Phoenix.

Mexican-American Marcel Chavez protests Arizona's new immigration law
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Mexican-American Marcel Chavez protests Arizona's new immigration law while wearing the Stars and Stripes and waving a Mexican flag at the state capitol building in Phoenix. (April 23, 2010)

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People react outside the state capitol in Phoenix after learning Gov. Jan Brewer signed immigration bill SB1070 into law. A number of factors combined to produce the law, including the ascent of a Republican governor and the slaying of an Arizona rancher, apparently by an illegal immigrant. (April 23, 2010)

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Immigrants, activists and supporters of illegal immigrants rally against a new Arizona law on outside of Federal Plaza in Manhattan. Following Arizona's passage of a new immigration law requiring individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants to show proof of legal residence when asked by law enforcement, immigration supporters have been protesting across the country. (April 27, 2010)

Immigration activists express opposition to new Arizona laws
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Immigration activists express opposition to new Arizona laws and federal immigration officials working with local law enforcement during a protest at Federal Plaza in Manhattan. (April 27, 2010)

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Demonstrators show their opposition to Arizona's new immigration law outside the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix. (April 23, 2010)

Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law in Phoenix.
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Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law in Phoenix. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona. Critics say the new law will lead to racial profiling and civil rights abuses against the Hispanic community. (April 23, 2010)

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Police officers watch as demonstrators hold hands during a protest against Arizona's new immigration law outside the state capitol building in Phoenix. (April 23, 2010)

Arizona Capitol police gather as protesters of immigration
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Arizona Capitol police gather as protesters of immigration bill SB1070 sit on the Capitol lawn. The sweeping measure would make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally, and would require local law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. (April 24, 2010)

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An undocumented Mexican immigrant does her homework in the dining room of her family's rented home on in Tuscon, Arizona. The high school sophmore, who asked not to be identified by name, said she fears that under Arizona's new tough immigration law she could be stopped by police and deported. (April 24, 2010) Her family moved illegally in 2000 to Arizona, where her father found work in construciton.

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U.S.-born children of undocumented Mexican immigrants play at their home on in Tuscon, Ariz. Their parents said they were scared by Arizona's new immigration law, fearing they could be randomly stopped by police on the street and deported at any time. (April 24, 2010)

Police watch as opponents of Arizona's new immigration
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Police watch as opponents of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law gather outside the state capitol building in Phoeni. More than 1,000 people protested the passage of Arizona's tough new law signed by the state's Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. (April 25, 2010)

Beatriz Manzano, of Mesa, Ariz., joins thousands of
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Beatriz Manzano, of Mesa, Ariz., joins thousands of protesters at a rally at the Arizona Capitol opposing the sweeping new immigration bill. (April, 25, 2010)

Police watch as opponents of Arizona's new immigration
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Police watch as opponents of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law gather outside the state capitol building in Phoenix. More than 1,000 people protested the passage of Arizona's tough new law, signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. Critics of the law say that it will encourage racial profiling by law enforcement and endanger civil rights in the state. (April 25, 2010)