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Local Leaders React to Arizona Immigration Ruling

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LAS VEGAS -- Nevadans are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law. A group of Latino leaders addressed what this ruling means to people who live here.

In Nevada, if you are pulled over, it is illegal for police to ask your immigration status. However, in Arizona, that will now change.

Legislation similar to Arizona's was shot down fast during the last legislative session, and Governor Brian Sandoval was quick to issue a statement after the court's ruling saying a law like the one in Arizona is not needed in Nevada.

Non-partisan group leaders and state politicians spent their morning addressing the decision. Some say while three of the four measures of the law were shot down, the remaining provision that stands is the one that will cause more harm to millions. They say the law is racial profiling.

"This one particular provision that exists is concerning to anyone with concern of driving down the street and being pulled over just because you look suspicious or undocumented," said Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen.

State Senator Kihuen says at next year's legislative session, he will not be surprised if similar legislation is introduced in Nevada.

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