Arizona Laws on Immigration

Arizona Ruling Prompts Iowa Rally for Immigrant Rights

A broad coalition of Iowa groups and individuals rallied at the State Capitol following the U.S. Supreme Court's mixed ruling regarding Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB 1070. Ben Stone, Executive Director of the ACLU in Iowa, said it was an "important day for human rights in this country" and that the one standing provision -- "Show me your papers" -- should be rejected if it's ever introduced in Iowa.

DECISIÓN SOBRE SB1070 MANTIENE LO PEOR DE LA LEY ANTI-INMIGRANTE

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El Comité de Servicio de los Amigos Americanos (AFSC), organización cuákera de paz y justicia, está muy preocupada por el fallo de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Estados Unidos sobre la ley anti-inmigrante SB 1070 de Arizona, si bien aquélla invalida permanentemente otras partes de la ley.

SB1070 Ruling Maintains the Worst of Anti-Immigrant Law

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The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker peace and social justice organization, is very troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, although it  permanently enjoins portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070. 

Humane Immigration Policies are Theme of NH Speaking Tour for AZ Pastor

Rev. Liana Rowe to Tour NH March 5 - 13

An Arizona clergywoman active in the movement for humane immigration policies will tour New Hampshire churches for a week in March to help New Hampshire residents understand what is at stake in the immigration debate.

Rev. Liana Rowe, a minister in the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ, will give presentations in Durham, Madbury, Concord, E. Derry, Manchester, Pelham, Hanover, Peterborough, and Franconia from March 5 to 13.

VoiceofPhilly blog: Pa. House “flip” to GOP worries some immigration advocates

If the thought of an anti-immigrant, more radicalized GOP-controlled U.S. House wasn’t galling enough for immigration advocates, local immigrants’ rights groups are bracing for the equally grim prospect of a GOP controlled state government.

In Philly, others are also preparing for a looming fight. The city-based American Friends Service Committee is not only prepared for a more conservative Pennsylvania legislature, but state assemblies in 13 other states that flipped to GOP control.

NH UCC Shows Solidarity with Immigrants

Following s short but rather heated discussion, delegates to the Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ voted 197 to 119 for a resolution of solidarity with immigrants and support for the UCC’s South West Conference, which has taken a stand in opposition to Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.

The Durham (NC) Herald Sun: Forum talks of immigrants' deportation fear

DURHAM - Immigrants come to the U.S. to work, and current immigration policy is tearing families apart, speakers said at a forum Thursday night at First Presbyterian Church. "Immigrant Neighbors Behind Bars" was also sponsored by Iglesia Emanuel Presbyteriana and the American Friends Service Committee.

Projo.com:RI civil rights groups condemn Minuteman Project rally in favor of AR-type law

PROVIDENCE - Several community activist groups have denounced a scheduled State House rally Friday morning by The Minuteman Project and Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement, saying it will stoke racism.

NPR: Fearing AZ law Immigrants head to CO

While the most controversial elements of Arizona's immigration law have been placed on hold, some illegal immigrants in the state are deciding it's time to leave. In nearby Colorado, the American Friends Service Committee says more than a dozen families have arrived in just the past few weeks.

Colorado protesters fast at ICE prison

More than 50 people from Denver and Aurora abstained from eating beginning July 25, for periods of time ranging from 24 hours to seven days, to protest inhumane immigration laws.

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