Democracy Now: Students Arrested Protesting Arizona Immigration Bill

And activists in Arizona continue to hold protests against a measure that would force police officers to determine the immigration status of someone they suspect of being an undocumented immigrant. The State Senate has sent the measure to Republican Governor Jan Brewer following its approval earlier this week. Opponents call it the harshest anti-immigrant measure in the country and a license for racial profiling. Earlier this week, a group of nine student activists were arrested after chaining themselves to the Arizona state legislature.

Protester: “We are chained to the State Capitol like these legislations have been chained to our people. We need to veto SB 1070. By passing SB 1070, the nation’s most extremist legislation, confirms Arizona as the engine for all anti-immigrant legislation in the country.”

Governor Brewer has until Saturday evening to sign the bill, issue a veto, or take no action and allow it to become law.

~ by wheresthemic on April 22, 2010.

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