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Arizona Immigration Law: City Of Tucson Joins Police Officer's Lawsuit Against Enforcement

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TUCSON, Ariz. — The city of Tucson has joined a lawsuit by one of its police officers to block Arizona's immigration enforcement law.

The suit was filed in late April in U.S. District Court in Tucson on behalf of Tucson police officer Martin Escobar.

It alleges the new law violates numerous constitutional rights, could hinder some police investigations, and violates federal law because Tucson police and the city have no authority to perform immigration duties.

KGUN-TV reports that Tucson's filing asks the federal court to intervene to stop the scheduled July 29 implementation of the law.

Meanwhile, a satirical music video about immigration called "Come to the USA," by singer Ray Stevens, is gaining attention online. Stevens ends the video by saying the song is dedicated to the "hardworking American citizens who were born in other countries and chose to 'Come to the USA' the right way."

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