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PSN on June 20, 2012 - 3:41pm
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As we await the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona v. United States, it’s more important than ever for progressives to ready their response to this historic case. Regardless of what the Justices decide — legislators, advocates, and activists should turn the focus to the profound economic and humanitarian costs that SB 1070 and its copycats have wrought and the loss of appetite, across the country, for misguided state-level “self-deportation” fantasies.
This messaging resource will help unpack the provisions being challenged, sketch out likely outcomes for the decision, and frame the debate in ways that spotlight the failings of the SB 1070 approach and the way forward: through common-sense immigration policies that expand economic opportunity for all residents, both immigrant and native-born.