ICIRR Blasts Supreme Court Ruling for Upholding Racial Profiling Provision in Arizona SB 1070
ICIRR is deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision letting stand the document check provision on SB 1070. This decision will encourage police across the country to engage in racial profiling as they target Latinos and other minorities for stops and arrests. SB 1070 has already driven a deep wedge among Arizonans, and emboldened other states to pass copycat legislation that is terrorizing immigrant families in those states, most notoriously Alabama but also including our neighbors in Indiana. Rather than uphold the need for a single, federal system of immigration law enforcement, the Supreme Court has now opened the floodgates for more states and communities to enact measures that will drive away immigrants and their families, in the process destroying communities and wreaking further economic devastation.
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