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Kansas City protesters voice disapproal of Arizona immigration law

Sunday, April 25, 2010 | 6:29 p.m. CDT; updated 10:08 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 27, 2010

KANSAS CIT About 100 protesters turned out in Kansas City to voice opposition to Arizona's new immigration law.

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed a law requiring police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally.

Critics say it will lead to civil rights abuses.

Gil Guerrero works for the Guadalupe Centers in Kansas City and was protesting near the County Club Plaza on Sunday. He told The Kansas City Star that the law could mean the beginning of a "police state" in Arizona. Another protester said he's concerned Missouri could end up with a similar law.

Supporters of the law say Arizona has waited long enough for the federal government to do something and that critics are overreacting.


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