Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is creating a legal defense fund for the state's tough new crackdown on illegal immigration.
Brewer created the fund in an executive order signed Wednesday.
Her office says Brewer already has received about $10,000 in unsolicited donations from more than 40 states.
Opponents of Arizona's law have filed five lawsuits claiming the law is unconstitutional and could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics.
The law requires police enforcing another law to investigate the immigration status of people they suspect are in the United States illegally.