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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:08 PM
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ACLU issues travel warnings to Arizona
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 05:11 PM by cal04
Source: Associated Press

The nation's top civil liberties group on Wednesday issued travel alerts for Arizona, saying the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants could lead to racial profiling and warrantless arrests.

American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona, New Mexico and 26 other states put out the warnings in advance of the Fourth of July weekend. The Arizona chapter has received reports that law enforcement officers are already targeting some people even though the law doesn't take effect until July 29, its executive director said.

The alerts are designed to teach people about their rights if police stop and question them.

The Arizona law requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. It also makes it a state crime for legal immigrants to not carry their immigration documents and bans day laborers and people who seek their services from blocking traffic on streets.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100630/ap_on_re_us/us_immi...



http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights-racial-justice/ho...
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:22 PM
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1. This cartoon says it all
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:27 PM
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2. GREAT cartoon! nt
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:51 PM
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3. Spot on!
:spray:
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:24 AM
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4. Here's a little tool if you find yourself coming here
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 01:28 AM by ProudDad
to the New Mississippi;

Arizona, the new home of racism and bigotry...

Know Your Rights:
http://www.aclu.org/files/kyr/kyr_english.pdf

And thank Dog for the ACLU!

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Of course, if you're brown and you're in sheriff joe (fascist) arpiao's maricopa county, the book's a little shorter:

Know Your Rights in Maricopa County

You're FUCKED!

You ain't got any rights here, boy!



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To paraphrase my brother Martin Luther King...

"I have a dream that one day the state of <Arizona>, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little brown boys and brown girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today."
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 03:40 AM
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5. The ACLU issued a new tool Wed.--an Arizona 'Bust Card'
Links for the Republic's story and the bust card:

ACLU issues warnings for travel to Arizona
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/30/20100...

ACLU Arizona 'Bust Card'
http://www.azcentral.com/ic/pdf/0630ACLU-bust-card.pdf

:hi:
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 04:26 PM
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6. Thanks for those...
:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 04:57 PM
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7. Kick
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 07:08 AM
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8. ACLU issues travel alerts for Arizona
Source: CNN

(CNN) -- Dozens of affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have issued travel alerts for people heading to Arizona this Fourth of July holiday weekend -- the group's latest effort to condemn the state's new immigration law.

Arizona's measure stipulates that police can ask the residency status of people being investigated for a crime.

"Although the law is not scheduled to go into effect until July 29, the ACLU is concerned that some law enforcement officers are already beginning to act on provisions of the law," the ACLU said on its website.

"We hope the alerts provide people with some measure of protection from illegal harassment from law enforcement and inform them of their rights should they encounter it."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/07/01/arizona.aclu.trave...
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 07:08 AM
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9. There have been PSAs on the local stations here
saying that NM driver's licenses won't be accepted there as identification since licenses without SSNs are issued to illegals to get them to register and insure their cars---and it's working. The message is clear: vacation and spend your money elsewhere.

Arizona seems to be shooting itself in the economic foot very efficiently.
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 07:08 AM
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10. I'm telling you, overt racism is bad for business.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 07:08 AM
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11. It sure is. Businesses already are hurting from the boycott
Arizona businesses call for immigration reform
Fallout spurs Ariz. group to press for federal solution

by Betty Beard - Jul. 1, 2010 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic


Nineteen business groups from across the state, tired of the controversy surrounding Arizona's new immigration law, have stepped forward to urge the federal government to take action.

Although calls for federal immigration reform are not new, several participants say a statement being released today is a significant new move because the business community is collectively taking a stand. Businesses - and indirectly their employees - say they have been bearing the brunt of nationwide boycotts by cities, counties, groups and performers as a result of Senate Bill 1070.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 07:08 AM
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12. This is so sad. Arizona better wake up and stop treating
people like objects.
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