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Broadcast stations to run program about Arizona law

PHOENIX – Twenty-three Spanish language TV and radio stations in Arizona
will air a half-hour program Wednesday about the state’s 2010 immigration law.

The program comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule before the end
of the month on an appeal of a ruling that put the law’s most controversial
parts on hold, such as a requirement that officers check the immigration status
of people they stop for other reasons.

Experts expect that the court will uphold the requirement for
immigration-status checks.

Producers of the program say their aim is to confront people’s fears and
uncertainties about the law.

The commercial-free program is funded in part by Mi Familia Vota Education
Fund, a nonprofit that aims to unite Latinos in pursuit of social and economic
justice.