Thursday, April 29, 2010

Demand comprehensive immigration reform

President Obama has made clear his opposition to Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 (SB 1070) which allows local law enforcement to detain anyone that "looks" like an undocumented immigrant.

There is broad opposition to this law from both Democrats and Republicans.  Local law enforcement has also expressed their opposition with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik stating that he will not enforce this law.  Even singer Shakira has spoken out against this racist law!

Recently, President Obama ordered the Justice Department to examine the consitutionality of SB 1070.

But that's not enough!

We need federal action on immigration reform now.  When asked whether he would introduce comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama stated that it would have to wait until next year.  That's unacceptable.

Call the White House at 866-961-2143 and demand comprehensive immigration reform this year.

As we speak more states are contemplating introducing severe anti-immigrant legislation similar to SB 1070.

We need to work together to make sure that the federal government makes comprehensive immigration reform a reality.

In solidarity,
Garlin, Dennis and Jebeze and the CCC Team
Campaign for Community Change

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