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Apr 29, 2010 4:01 PM

Singer Linda Ronstadt joins three groups suing over immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt is lending her voice to a lawsuit by Latino groups challenging Arizona's new law that cracks down on illegal immigration.

At state Capitol news conference Thursday, the Tucson native said, "Mexican-Americans are not going to take this lying down."

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Immigration Law Center plan a suit to challenge the law.

MALDEF President Thomas Saenz says many Latinos fear implementation of the law but that the legal challenge provides reason for optimism.

Colombian singer Shakira plans to visit Phoenix on Thursday to meet with the city's police chief and mayor over her concerns that the law would lead to racial profiling.

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