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Legislator: White Sox shouldn't train in Ariz.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois legislator is calling for the Chicago White Sox to move their spring training camp out of Arizona.

State Sen. Martin Sandoval said Wednesday he objects to Arizona's new law requiring local police to enforce federal immigration laws. He says it encourages racial profiling.

Sandoval is an avid White Sox fan.

The Sox play in a stadium owned and partly subsidized by a state agency. Sandoval says he wouldn't want to keep spending taxpayers' money on a team that continues doing business in Arizona.

The Chicago Cubs also hold spring training in Arizona, but they have no financial ties to Illinois government.

 

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