Thursday, April 29, 2010

SB 1070: Less Talk, More Action On Immigration!

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From: "Garlin Gilchrist II, Campaign for Community Change"

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:24:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Less Talk, More Action On Immigration!
To: elyssa.durant@columbia.edu

Dear Elyssa,

President Obama has made clear his opposition to Arizona's Senate Bill
1070 (SB 1070) which allows local law enforcement to detain anyone
that "looks" like an undocumented immigrant.

There is broad opposition to this law from both Democrats and
Republicans. Local law enforcement has also expressed their opposition
[ http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/04/22/20100422arizona-immigration-bill-police-impact.html
] with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik stating that he will not
enforce this law [ http://www.kgun9.com/global/story.asp?s=12386648 ].
Even singer Shakira has spoken out against this racist law!

Recently, President Obama ordered the Justice Department to examine
the consitutionality of SB 1070 [
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/28/AR20100428058...
].

But that's not enough!

We need federal action on immigration reform now. When asked whether
he would introduce comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama
stated that it would have to wait until next year [
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/4/29/headlines/obama_immigration_reform_bill...
].

That's unacceptable.

*Call the White House at 866-961-2143** and demand comprehensive
immigration reform this year.*

As we speak more states are contemplating introducing severe
anti-immigrant legislation [
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/04/28/state-immigration-report/ ]
similar to SB 1070. We need to work together to make sure that the
federal government makes comprehensive immigration reform a reality.

*Call the White House at 866-961-2143 **and demand comprehensive
immigration reform this year.*

In solidarity,

Garlin, Dennis and Jebeze and the CCC Team
Campaign for Community Change [ http://www.campaignforcommunities.org ]

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another hateful piece of legislation, we need to pass comprehensive
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