Supreme Court Takes on SB1070, Arizona's Controversial Immigration Bill
Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070 in 2010 which, among other things, would have required local police to ask for proof of legal status for those whom they "reasonably suspect" to be in the country without documents. Since that time many other states have followed suite and passed their own state immigration enforcement laws.
FCNL and other immigrant activists and faith groups believe that these types of state laws encourage and mandate racial profiling in which not only undocumented people but also U.S. citizens and legal residents, based on the color of the skin, their accent, the way they dress, etc, are singled out and treated as criminals, creating an atmosphere of "guilty until proven innocent."
There are four provisions of SB1070 that the Supreme Court must rule on by the end of their session in June. For a quick summary of those four provision, click here.
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Ideas for Messaging Letters to the Editor: Supreme Court Arizona v. U.S. Case
SB 1070 Supreme Court Case Talking Points
Immigration Advocacy Resources
Center for American Progress: A Legal Primer on Arizona vs. United States
Immigration Policy Center:
Guide to Arizona v. United States: What You Need to Know About the SB 1070 Supreme Court Case
Q&A Guide to State Immigration Laws
America's Voice: Will the Supreme Court Hide Behind Technical Legal Arguments to Legalize Harassment and Discrimination?
The National Immigration Law Center: The Upcoming Supreme Court Hearing on SB 1070, WHAT'S AT STAKE
National Council of La Raza: The Wrong Approach: State Anti-Immigration Legislation in 2011
policymic: Live: Supreme Court Takes on S.B. 1070 Arizona Immigration Case
The Hill: Supreme Court seems favorable to Arizona illegal immigration law
The New York Times: Justices Seem Sympathetic to Central Part of Arizona Law
The Huffington Post:
-Counting to Five for S.B. 1070
-With SB 1070 on Deck, Supreme Court Decision Will Be a Game-Changer
The Huffinton Post, Miami: SB 1070 and "The Real Americans"
USA Today: Supreme Court hears arguments over Ariz. immigration law
The Wall Street Journal Live Blog: Recap: Supreme Court Live Blog: The Immigration Case
Arizona Daily Wildcat: Anger persists at state level as US Supreme Court reviews SB 1070
Color Lines: A Colorblind Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant SB 1070