This is a sad day for our State. The implementation of the ‘show me your papers’ provision of SB 1070 will move our state backwards. We have worked these past two years to stop the division and work toward solutions to a broken immigration system.
We need to hear the voices of the families in our community who will suffer from this law. We also need to hear from our leadership, especially our faith leaders, to ask the Governor to intervene and work to rescind the 2(b) provision and the entire SB 1070.
To the families being impacted by SB1070: know that Promise Arizona and many other organizations are working hard to assist the Latino community and build our power through voter registration and casting votes on Election Day. Only by becoming active can we prevent bad legislation like SB 1070 from passing in the future.
Our message to the community is to be always alert, but not fearful; to remain strong, to protect yourselves and keep faithful. Please, get informed and know your rights.
Remember, racial profiling is unconstitutional. If you feel that you have been unjustly detained due to your race, the color of your skin, or your accent, call this hotline to report the abuse. 1-855-RESPETO (1-855-737-7386).
With the first case of abuse and racial profiling reported, we can go back to Court and fight back. The enforcement of this law is also the opportunity to eradicate SB 1070.
Be faithful. – Petra