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AZ Immigration Law Breakout

AZ immigration law breakout

The
AZ immigration law breakout of protests, launched specifically against
the new legislation of SB (Senate Bill) 1070, began as soon as it seemed
likely that this law, in its initially proposed form, would be passed
through the legislature and then approved by Governor Jan Brewer. At the
same time, supporters of the bill were equally vociferous in defending
the law, particularly against the criticism that it would create new
opportunities for ethnic profiling on the part of the state’s law
enforcement authorities. The AZ immigration law breakout of protests has
turned on, in part, the law’s inclusion of language allowing police to
use a person’s ethnicity as a factor when making the judgment of whether
or not to stop that person. Despite criticism that this provision
amounted to discrimination against the state’s many Latino residents,
Governor Brewer signed SB 1070 on April 23, 2010, thus allowing the
legislation to go into effect on July 29 of that year.


The
AZ immigration law breakout of protests has been reported as a
grassroots-level reaction against the legislation that has been matched,
in some cases, in the halls of government power, and from other areas.
Expressing similar concerns to those which prompted the AZ immigration
law breakout, the Justice Department lobbied a legal challenge against
the legislation’s constitutionality. Some religious organizations issued
statements showing agreement with the AZ immigration law breakout of
protests, including from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the
office of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney, while others abstained
from comment.

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