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Both sides preparing for Thursday's possible Supreme Court decision

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Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 has been on hold for over two years. All that could change tomorrow when the U.S. Supreme Court may rule whether the law is constitutional.

People in the valley are tense, waiting for the decision.

The governor and Republicans at the state capitol are optimistic SB 1070 will be fully enforced. But opponents of the law are making plans, expecting the worst.

At a herbal remedies store at 35th Avenue and Van Buren in west Phoenix, people fear the U.S. Supreme Court may give SB 1070 a green light.

"A lot of people are worried scared, concerned. They wish not to go back to their countries because they already made a life here," says Diana Garcia of Yerberia La Santa.

Community leaders feel the same way.

"I think the decision might not be favorable for us, the show me your papers clause might come into effect. Our community is being prepared for the racial profiling and being antagonized even more than we are now," says Carlos Garcia, Puente movement.

Meanwhile, Governor Brewer is optimistic.

"I believe the heart of the bill will be upheld and that would be the identification portion of it," she says.

If the court says SB 1070 is constitutional, 3,700 Unitarian Universalists meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center plan to demonstrate against it.

"We will be on the streets, we have several public events planned and we are going ahead with them," says Barbara Coeyman, Unitarian minister.

if the court rules Thursday and finds SB 1070 to be constitutional, opponents plan to rally outside the ICE office on Central Avenue at 4 pm.

The governor says police can enforce the law without getting into racial profiling.

Opponents say that won't happen and promise lawsuits.

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