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Civil Rights Groups Challenge Utah Immigration Law

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Utah Immigration Law

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The ACLU and several other civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of Utah's new comprehensive immigration law on the grounds that the new law is unconstitutional. The Utah law, among other things, requires law enforcement officers to verify the citizenship of individuals they interact with. The plaintiffs claim that the new law will subject minority groups in the state to racial profiling.
The ACLU and several other civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of Utah's new comprehensive immigration law on the grounds that the new law is unconstitutional. The Utah law, among other things, requires law enforcement officers to verify the citizenship of individuals they interact with. The plaintiffs claim that the new law will subject minority groups in the state to racial profiling.

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penalizing, or infringing upon the right to travel, including the right to be treated

as a welcome visitor rather than an unfriendly alien when temporarily present in

another state, without a rational or compelling justification.

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