(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The ACLU of Indiana has filed a lawsuit trying to block immigration reform from taking effect in Indiana.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on behalf of three Indiana residents born outside of the country who believe they will be arrested and could be deported. Lawyers said it's likely the suit will be expanded to class action status.
Using foreign-issued forms of identification would be illegal under the law.
The ACLU's federal suit takes issue with parts of the law allowing local police to arrest people based on what's called a "removal order" from a court and allowing for people with criminal pasts to be arrested even if they have served their time.
“Indiana has created a law that not only tramples on the constitutional rights of Hoosiers, but also improperly involves Indiana in areas that are clearly of federal, not state, concerns,” said Ken Falk, legal director of the ACLU of Indiana.
The law does not go into effect until July 1.