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Arizona immigration law opposed
Religious leaders call on Washington to overturn Arizona law on illegal immigration.
Last Modified: 14 May 2010 06:58 GMT

Arizona has been heavily criticised for adopting legislation that allows police to stop suspected illegal immigrants and ask them for proof of citizenship.

A group of religious leaders from the state, opposing the law, have travelled to Washington to lobby for a federal law on illegal immigration to overturn the controversial Arizona legislation.

However, an opinion poll suggests that many Americans support the state's strict new measures.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports.

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Al Jazeera
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