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By LARRY O'DELL Associated Press Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Arizona's strict new immigration law.

Cuccinelli said Wednesday that Virginia is one of nine states supporting Arizona's law, which the Obama administration is challenging in federal court. The law, which takes effect July 29, directs police enforcing other laws to ask about a suspect's immigration status if there is reason to believe the person is in this country illegally.

Opponents say the law will lead to racial profiling.

The brief filed by the law's supporters says states have authority to concurrently enforce federal immigration laws, especially considering what they say is lax enforcement by the federal government.

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