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Statement of Familia Latina Unida on the Supreme Court Arizona decision

Statement of Familia Latina Unida

June 26, 2012
The Supreme Court Decision strikes down most of the hated Arizona law. It stated strongly that immigration policy was in the hands of the federal government-not the states.
It left in place – and undecided – the part of the law that allows local police to ask people for papers if people are stopped for some other reason. The court said that local law enforcement would do this because they were invited to do this by the federal government, referencing the Obama administration 287g  and secure …

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David Bacon, friend of MIRA and author of “Illegal People,” responds to Supreme Court Ruling

excerpt from the author’s new book, The Right Not to Migrate
June 26, 2012
In the meantime, workplace raids and firings have become part of an overall program for increasing immigration enforcement. One of its most bitterly fought elements is the growing connection between police departments and immigration authorities. Under President Bush, the federal government began implementing “287g” agreements, under which local police departments shared information and turned over to immigration agents people arrested for even minor traffic violations.
In a federal program called “Secure Communities” ICE  began signing agreements with state and …

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Attorney Mike Sayer from Southern Echo gives a closer legal analysis

June 26, 2012
The US Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. US, which struck down 3 of the 4 contested provisions in SB 1070, the Arizona anti-immigrant law, should be seen as an extraordinary victory for the people of this nation, and especially for those who toiled so hard at such risk to fight the law.
 
There has been much hand-wringing over the failure of the Court to hold unconstitutional the “Your papers, please!” provision, Section 2(b) of the law.  Let’s take a look at what the Court actually did and did not do regarding Section 2(b).
The …

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Tide has already turned in Mississippi against  “Show Me Your Papers”

Statement by the Mississippi ACLU
June 26, 2012
 
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today to overturn the injunction on one of the key parts of S.B. 1070, Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, shows just how out of touch the Court is with reality, said Bear Atwood, Legal Director of the ACLU of Mississippi. “The people of Arizona will be at risk of racial profiling as they must now wait to see how their own state court will interpret the law before the federal courts can rule on preemption.”
 
Mississippi has already rejected Arizona’s …

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MIRA’s Response to the Supreme Court Decision on SB1070

Statement read by Bill Chandler, MIRA Executive Director
June 26, 2012
 
The United States Supreme Court correctly struck down wrongheaded policies that would have pushed families, workers, and senior citizens into the criminal justice system.  But the Court made a grave error in upholding the discriminatory “show me your papers” provision that violates people’s basic rights.  The justices are out of touch with what this law means in Arizona and where this section has been enacted.
 
Racial profiling and its consequences has always been a severe problem nationwide for African Americans.  As immigrants, …