Arizona Governor Jan Brewer just signed a law that will authorize officers to pull over, question, and detain anyone they have a “reasonable suspicion” to believe is in this country without proper documentation. It’s legalized racial profiling, and it’s an affront on all of our civil rights, especially Latinos. It’s completely unacceptable.
Join us in letting Arizona’s leaders know how we feel, and that there will be consequences. A state that dehumanizes its own people does not deserve our economic support.
"As long as racial profiling is legal in Arizona, I will do what I can to not visit the state and to avoid spending dollars there."
Current law in Arizona and most states doesn't require police to ask about the immigration status of those they encounter, and many police departments prohibit officers from inquiring out of fear immigrants won't cooperate in other investigations.
The new law makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. Immigrants unable to produce documents showing they are allowed to be in the U.S. could be arrested, jailed for up to six months and fined $2,500. Other provisions allow lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and make it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them.
WHAT YOU CAN DO!!
**Join the campaign at Presente.org to boycott Arizona. http://presente.org/ref/ad/32/campaigns/shame
SIGN THIS PETITION!
http://www.altoarizona.com/ <---- go here and sign the petition to veto the bill allowing police in Arizona to pull over and arrest anyone with BROWN skin. Veto this racist bill!!! Click on the button that says "Take action, click here" take a minute to fill it out and a step towards ending racism! VIDEO: AZ Students arrested trying to stop racial profiling+hate bill in AZ http://tinyurl.com/2dmaxzv - PLS ACT: http://tinyurl.com/2vszlbh
NY TIMES: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/us/20immig.html?ref=us
HUFFINGTON POST: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/20/arizona-immigration-law-s_n_544864.html
THE DAILY BEAST: http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/item/arizonas-tough-new-immigration-law/draconian/