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The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) reportedly has joined in a lawsuit challenging the new Arizona law that makes it easier for local police to ask people they suspect are illegal aliens for their citizenship papers.

“We believe S.B. 1070 is unconstitutional, un-American and that it undermines our nation’s rich immigrant history,” said UFCW International President Joe Hansen in a prepared statement. “The law effectively legalizes racial profiling and sanctions harassment and discrimination. We are filing this suit to protect the rights of our members and all workers in the state of Arizona—and to uphold the values and ideals that make our nation strong.”

Also involved in the suit: the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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