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Arizona immigration bill sparks protests, Obama calls bill "misguided"

Update 4/23/10, 4:01pm CT: Governor Brewer has signed the immigration bill into law.

On the heels of a plan to beef up border security in Arizona (read Abby Sewell’s report), the governor of the state has signed a bill that, according to news reports on azcentral.com, has sparked protests from students and Latino advocates who say the bill legalizes racial profiling.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill Friday. The law takes effect in 90 days.

Further reading: Text of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 (PDF)

Interactive Map: Canadian/Mexican/USA Border Security Incidents