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County officials see positives in new law

Local impact regarding illegal immigrants won't be profound, supervisors say

The recent passage of the illegal immigration law by the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer has caused quite a commotion in the state and across the country. At the county level, though, officials don't see it as a big deal.The new law requires police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they believe is in the country illegally. It also allows Arizona citizens to sue a government agency if he feels the agency is hindering the enforcement of immigration laws.