|Chilling new AZ law could be signed Friday. Take Action Now
Can you help us? An appalling bill with chilling repercussions, especially for Arizona Latinos, can reach AZ Governor Jan Brewer’s (R ) desk by Friday.
According to a Los Angeles Times front page story, "The bill, known as SB 1070, makes it a misdemeanor to lack proper immigration paperwork in Arizona. It also requires police officers, if they form a ‘reasonable suspicion’ that someone is an illegal immigrant, to determine the person’s immigration status…Immigrant rights groups say it amounts to a police state." Alessandra Soler Meetze, president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, said, "A lot of U.S. citizens are going to be swept up in the application of this law for something as simple as having an accent and leaving their wallet at home."
This means that anyone, even you, who walks in Arizona can be charged with a misdemeanor if you’re not carrying identification to prove you are a legal resident.
The bill has just passed the Arizona House and could be on the governor’s desk by Friday. Please send contact Gov. Brewer today and tell her not to sign the bill into law.
Read the full LA Times article at: http://action.ufw.org/lataz41410
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