Gowdy/Goodlatte "Unsafe Act" is Wreckless Arizonification of the US
Backwards Bill is Unconstitutional Attempt to Turn Every Law Enforcer into an Arpaio
06.06.2013 - Washington, DC
In response to the introduction of the "Safe Act" by Reps. Gowdy and Goodlatte, Pablo Alvarado
, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
"One abusive Arpaio in Maricopa County was already too many. We don't need Arpaio wanna-be's in Congress. Gowdy and Goodlatte's unsafe act is wreckless endangerment. It takes the worst of Arizona's failures and bigotry and proposes to make it national policy.
When police enforce immigration laws, everyone is less safe. Current policy already has created a public safety crisis because of people now fearing the police. Goodlatte and Gowdy ignore those very real fears in order to pander to the imagined fears of nativists. They ignore all evidence and endanger our safety in order to enshrine their prejudice. Immigrant communities will not stand for it. It is time for a legalization-first approach that makes political equality and inclusion a priority."