SALT LAKE CITY -- Three Utah lawmakers will travel to Arizona next week to learn about immigration issues.

House Speaker David Clark of Santa Clara, Rep. Stephen Sandstrom of Orem and Rep. Paul Ray of Clinton will head to the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday. All are Republicans.

Utah lawmakers next session are expected to consider immigration similar to that passed in Arizona that has sparked a national controversy.

Ray says the group plans to hold a town hall meeting with ranchers. The lawmakers also hope to meet with local law enforcement and Arizona officials.

The Arizona law requires that police conducting traffic stops or questioning people about possible legal violations ask them about their immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they're in the country illegally. It takes effect July 29.

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