Arizona Immigration Law Creates Rift

by
redwarrior
Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law was the target of fresh attacks Sunday as opponents, from national civil rights activists to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, vowed to take their fight to the courts as soon as this week. Gordon, a Democrat, joined some federal lawmakers, including Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., and about 3,500 protesters Sunday at the Arizona Capitol, assailing the measure signed Friday by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer as a "racist and unjust" attempt at achieving an overhaul of the USA's immigration policies. "This is dividing our city and our state; it's tearing us apart," said Gordon, who will seek City Council approval Tuesday to file a lawsuit against the state to block the measure.