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Sep 5, 2012 8:10 PM by AP/Faye DeHoff

Governor reacts to judge's ruling on SB 1070

PHOENIX - (AP) - Governor Jan Brewer's office says she is 'pleased' with a federal judge's decision today allowing enforcement of the most contentious section of Arizona's immigration law.

It allows that officers, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.

Governor's spokesman Matthew Benson says the governor wants to "see how effective this law is in practice."

Critics have dubbed the portion of the law the "show me your papers" provision.

National Immigration Law Center attorney Karen Tumlin said her office was considering "legal options" after the ruling.

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona legal director Dan Pochoda said they were "surprised and disappointed" by the ruling.

The governor said the most contentious section of Arizona's immigration law is expected to go into effect shortly.

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