ACLU Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Affiliate: ACLU of Arizona
December 12, 2011 12:00 am

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The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear the state of Arizona’s case regarding a dispute over its anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, issued the following statement:

“We are looking forward to a ruling that will put an end to the growing patchwork of state immigration laws, which is contrary to our constitutional values. Our federal system was designed to avoid precisely the kind of chaos that has erupted in Alabama and other states when state legislators get into the business of regulating immigration. And beyond the federal-state issue that the Supreme Court will take up in this case, these state immigration laws hurt everyone’s fundamental civil rights by installing a “show me your papers” police regime – it’s un-American.”

The ACLU is challenging anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah.

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