The outcry was loud and widespread when Arizona lawmakers enacted SB1070 into law. Its passage rang an alarm, signaling a renewed threat to the human rights and civil liberties of all. At its core, SB1070 treats people as suspects for the color of their skin, and mandates harassment and discrimination. As this malicious model of public policy makes its way to the floors of legislative chambers across the country, it seeks to accomplish two major tenants of the attrition strategy: to embolden and encourage vigilante immigration enforcement and to drive fear into the hearts of targeted communities.
The next point of debate lands squarely in the chambers of the Supreme Court on April 25th. As the judges listen to the arguments of each side, communities in resistance to SB1070 pledge to state their own case. They invite us all to take part, to tell the story of what policies like SB1070 and ICE Access programs that create the same human rights crisis. It is up to us to raise this legal debate to a moral one. Do we want to be governed by laws with the malicious intent of SB1070? Is that how we want to treat each other?
Join the voices of Arizona families on April 25th. Arizona style immigration policies are the wrong direction for our country. Programs like Secure Communities don’t make us safer, we must Restore Trust.
Go to http://bit.ly/1070marches for a list of actions across the country, flyers and PSAs to download.