As we highlighted two
weeks ago, the Arizona legislature and Governor's decisions
to pass a punitive, anti-immigrant bill - SB1070
- have unleashed a torrent of condemnations inside and outside of
Arizona. Voices speaking up against the bill have come not only from
civil rights organizations, but have also included public safety
officials, constitutional legal scholars, and, significantly, Republican
leaders and candidates from other states with
significant immigrant populations.
Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive
Immigration Policy, a group of state legislators committed to
supporting comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our core
values as a nation, released this statement in response to the
passage of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.