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Jun 12, 2010 9:49 PM

Immigration rally at the Capitol

PHOENIX (AP) - Several hundred people rallied near the state Capitol Saturday to show their support for the new Arizona law that's aimed at curtailing illegal immigration.

It's the third straight weekend that supporters have gathered to show their approval of the law, which goes into effect July 29.

The law requires police, while enforcing other laws, to ask about a person's immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

Rally attendees carried American flags and sat under umbrellas.

The scheduled speakers included former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and state Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of the law.

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