Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:51

President Obama Must Do Everything to Stop Abuse in Arizona as SB1070 Goes into Effect

Day laborers pledge to continue fight against discriminatory law at community level, Look to California for Alternate Direction
September 18. Phoenix, AZ.
In response to the lifting of the injunction against section 2b, the racial profiling provision of Arizona's SB1070, Pablo Alvarado, the director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement,
"Laws requiring people to be judged by the color of their skin have no place in the US.  Not today and not ever.  While courts have yet to stop all of SB1070, all of us who believe in human rights and cherished constitutional values have an obligation to do everything we can to ensure that Arizona's current lawmakers are on the losing side of history.
President Obama has the moral responsibility and legal authority to to protect the people of Arizona, and we expect he will do everything within his power to pevent the discrimination, punishment, and suffering that will escalate under SB1070's implementation.  He must immediately instruct DHS and ICE to cut off Arizona's access and to refuse to deport SB1070's victims.

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network pledges to support civil rights leaders in Arizona as they continue to fight in defense of not just their rights, but the rights of all of us. 

As Arizona continues to attempt to drag the country backwards with its hateful bills, we are grateful California stands poised to forge a different path by making the TRUST Act into law.  Until courts wipe SB1070 completely from the books, lawmakers in other states will need to exercise their legal authority to protect the rights of their residents."