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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:59 pm | Updated: 3:40 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

At least two lawsuits have already been filed in federal courts in Arizona to challenge the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, but three national organizations say they plan one of their own.

Officials of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Immigration Law Center held a news conference at the State Capitol Thursday to announce their planned lawsuit.

Singer and Tucson native Linda Ronstadt was on hand to denounce the law, saying "Mexican-Americans are not going to take this lying down."

MALDEF President Thomas Saenz said many Latinos fear implementation of the law but that the legal challenge provides reason for optimism.

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