Executive Director Silvia Henriquez published an op-ed yesterday in Roll Call, in response to the recent anti-immigrant Arizona legislation.
Immigrant women, at the heart of many American families, are now in peril because of the signing of the Arizona law by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) last month. The law goes beyond encouraging racial profiling; it demands local police seek out “foreign characteristics” in order to hunt down immigrants without documents and gives residents the right to sue the department if they feel police are not doing a good enough job.
This obtuse method of law enforcement can have only one logical conclusion: Anyone in Arizona with dark skin and an accent, who is working or living in targeted neighborhoods, will feel the full force of state-sanctioned bigotry.
Read the whole thing here.