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S.B. 1070 at the Supreme Court: What Will America Tolerate?

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 12:44pm

All eyes are on the Supreme Court tomorrow as it hears arguments challenging Arizona’s notorious anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070.

United States v. Arizona is the Department of Justice’s challenge to S.B. 1070, which will address the legal question of whether states can create a patchwork of separate immigration laws beyond the control of the U.S. government.

Arizonans are not the only ones at risk. Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah have passed similar anti-immigrant laws. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights groups have filed lawsuits challenging every one of them, and federal courts have blocked major provisions in each state.

How we respond to laws like S.B. 1070 will have an enormous impact on the direction America takes.

How we respond to laws like S.B. 1070 will have an enormous impact on the direction America takes. Will we tolerate discriminatory laws that encourage racial profiling? Or will we choose fairness and equality over discrimination and a police state that reaches into our personal lives?

Read more about the facts on S.B. 1070 at the Supreme Court.

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