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.”