Friday, March 11th, 2011
There are at least a dozen anti-immigrant bills that will be passed in Arizona this year, including one (SB1225) by Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the “tough on immigration” hysteria spreads through our state legislature.
This week high school students in Phoenix said YA BASTA and walked out and marched to the state capitol.
These bills affect them by cutting funding for colleges by 20% next year, and not allowing some of them who are undocumented to attend. Steve Gallardo, the state senator who walked and talked with the students, is also the author of a bill known as the Arizona DREAM Act.
Next week Spring Break at the Capitol begins as Arizonans from around the state converge to let their voices be heard at the center of our democracy.
(Source: Tucson Citizen)