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Arizona immigration crackdown put on hold

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MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (WLBT) - Arizona's controversial immigration law is dealing with a serious blow.

Wednesday, a federal judge put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

"I have compassion, but I tell you one thing:  Enforcing the law overrides the compassion," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The ruling was a victory for the Obama administration, but state officials are vowing to appeal the judgment. 

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