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Posted: March 30th, 2012
PHOENIX — Former Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris and two Arizona police officials have joined other colleagues from across the country in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their opposition to the state’s immigration enforcement law.
The brief filed on behalf of Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Harris centers on the law’s requirement that officers — while enforcing other laws — question the immigration status of those they suspect of being in the country illegally.
The police bosses say the requirement would jeopardize community cooperation in investigating crimes.
Gov. Jan Brewer has appealed a federal judge’s decision to block enforcement of the immigration-check requirement and other controversial sections of the law.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Brewer’s appeal on April 25.