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Proposed Arizona Law Would Declare Open Season on People of Color

LOS ANGELES — The National Immigration Law Center today urged Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto what would become the harshest anti-immigrant state law in the United States. Below is a statement from Linton Joaquin, general counsel of NILC:

“Were this new bill to be enacted, Arizonans of all backgrounds would suffer a major blow to their civil rights. Arizona Senate Bill 1070 would require local authorities to racially profile the men, women, and children in their jurisdictions. All people of color would be at risk for being detained. This means that a mother taking her children to school, members of a family walking to church, or a man making a quick trip to the convenience store could be arrested for not carrying their birth certificates.

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