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April 29th, 2010
05:12 PM ET

Arizona students speak out on new law

Emanuella Grinberg
CNN

University of Arizona students crafting petition against Senate Bill 1070

University of Arizona students crafting petition against Senate Bill 1070

Editor's Note: Pop star Shakira talks about why she's fighting Arizona's immigration law on "AC360" tonight at 10 ET on CNN.

It's the week before finals at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and all over campus, students are hunched over books and laptops under the shelter of immense palm trees and sprawled out on the cement benches lining the campus' long, grassy mall, the anticipation palpable.

Elsewhere, in the Cesar Chavez Building, graduate student Francisco Baires sits in a windowless office that could have been a closet in a previous life, immersed in a different kind of work: He is sending a statement condemning Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law to the media and other opponents of Senate Bill 1070.

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