Since the federal government announced Tuesday that they are suing to challenge Arizona’s new immigration law, thousands of people across the country have been sending money to help defend the law. Retirees and others have contributed almost $500,000 to the cause—nearly 80 percent of it donated since Tuesday. The breadth and speed of the donations suggest widespread dissatisfaction with the government’s border control. "Arizona needs our help," said a retired California municipal worker. “It's a disgrace what our government is doing." The controversial law is due to go into effect July 29 and is now the subject of six pending federal lawsuits.