A coalition of civil-rights groups filed motions in federal court Tuesday to prevent enforcement of the single contested provision of Arizona’s immigration law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The coalition, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund argues that statements by Arizona law-enforcement officers since the high court’s ruling on June25 indicate the provision of Senate Bill1070 will be carried out in a way that lengthens the time people are detained by officers. That extended time, required to verify a person’s immigration status, will violate the U.S. Constitution, the groups say.

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