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Arizona governor asks for appeal on controversial immigration law

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PHOENIX (WKOW) -- Arizona's governor says she will ask a federal appeals court Thursday to lift the injunction that halted implementation of the most controversial parts of the state's new immigration law.

The controversial provisions that were blocked include a requirement that police determine the immigration status of people they think might be in the country illegally and that all immigrants must carry proof of their residency status at all times.

The Obama administration and opponents of the law praised the ruling, though other aspects of it went into effect Thursday. The judge also said it was very likely that the federal government will prevail in the end. Her ruling serves as a warning to several other states that are contemplating enacting similar laws.

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