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New challenge filed over Indiana immigration law

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A northwestern Indiana group has launched a second legal challenge to the immigration law approved by state legislators this year.

East Chicago-based Union Benefica Mexicana filed the lawsuit Tuesday with the federal court in Hammond, claiming portions of the new state law are unconstitutional. A federal judge has blocked parts of the law from taking effect following a similar lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.

State Attorney General Greg Zoeller tells The Times of Munster that his office will seek to postpone both lawsuits until after the U.S. Supreme Court considers the challenge to Arizona's immigration law.

Opponents contend the Indiana law gives police officers sweeping arrest powers against immigrants who haven't committed crimes.

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