01/10/2012 02:58 pm ET

Legal Disputes For Arizona Immigration Law

Phoenix -- Attorneys representing civil rights organizations on Monday presented their arguments against portions of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law that prohibit day laborers from soliciting for work on the streets.

The law, which entered into force in July 2010, penalizes people who ask for work on the streets and also establishes sanctions for the people who hire them.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, among other groups, asked the federal court in Phoenix to block those elements of the law.

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