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Heated immigration battleground shifts to South Carolina

The U.S. government seeks to block certain clauses in controversial state legislation

Much like its neighbor a few hundred miles west across the great state of Georgia, South Carolina’s recent immigration law is under scrutiny by the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday sought an injunction in South Carolina against portions of its state law, signed June 27 and set to take effect Jan. 1, 2012.

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