Your Papers, Please? Boycott Arizona
(Photo credit: Archiwum Panstwowe w Krakowie)
AZ: State immigration law signed; what does an illegal alien look like?
The Arizona state immigration bill, S.B. 1070, was signed into law by the Governor yesterday. It permits detention on reasonable suspicion of being an illegal alien, and the burden apparently is on the detainee to prove he or she is a citizen. How does one prove citizenship? Carry your birth certificate? Won't the footprint be a little dated? No picture on a birth certificate. Isn't the burden of proof in a warrantless detention on the government? Doesn't the Fourth Amendment protect
illegalsthe undocumented already inside the U.S.? It has to [in order]to protect the rest of us.
Arizona's S.B. 1070 makes a mockery of our Constitution. Congress needs to put immigration reform front and center now and pass legislation that would invalidate S.B. 1070 and prevent other states from following in its footsteps. [More...]
Boycott Arizona. If you've got a meeting or seminar scheduled there, follow the lead of The American Immigration Lawyers which has canceled their fall national convention at the Scottsdale Marriott.
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