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Doyle denies request to join immigration fight


MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has denied a request by the attorney general to join a legal brief in support of Arizona's immigration law.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen requested permission from the Democratic Doyle to join Michigan's legal brief opposing the federal government's challenging of the Arizona law. Before Van Hollen can take such an action, he needs approval from either the governor or Legislature.

Doyle spokesman Adam Collins said Tuesday that the governor denied the request because it was an obvious political stunt and joining such an action would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.

The Arizona law set to take effect in two weeks would require police to question and possibly arrest illegal immigrants during the enforcement of other laws.

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