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Arizona's Immigration Bill Signed Friday

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It may be considered the toughest Immigration law ever signed and even though it is a few states away, reactions are still being felt in the Tri-Cities.

The law will grant new powers to law enforcement officers to stop and detain suspected illegal immigrants. Here in Washington, the president of the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says it has rattled the Hispanic community.  

"It's sort of racial profiling. It is discrimination," Chamber President Martin Valadez said.  

Valdez says the law will allow police to stop and arrest people if they have any reasonable suspicion they are in the country illegally.

If those stopped are not carrying proper identification they will be fined or sent to jail.

One thing everyone tells us they will be curious to see, will the signed bill help crack down on crime, or will it cause a dividing line between communities?