Protest Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law - Set to Go into Effect July 29

On Thursday, July 29, the unjust Arizona law SB 1070 targeting immigrants is set to go into effect.  The law requires that police demand proof of legal residency from anyone they "stop, detain or arrest" if police suspect that person is an undocumented immigrant.  11 other states are considering such legislation including Pennsylvania.
 
This week, two Utah state workers were fired for leaking a list of 1300 names, with addresses, of people they said were illegal immigrants receiving social services.  Deseret News reported, "Leaders of Hispanic groups said at a Thursday press conference that 'the list' has made many Utah Latinos feel like Jews in Nazi Germany."
 
"Many legal residents and citizens are going to be subjected to interrogation by the police because they "fit the description" i.e. are dark-skinned; have an accent; wear a certain style of clothes; or live in the "immigrant" part of town", says Revolution in Arizona's anti-Immigrant Law is Inhumane & Illegitimate.
 
Into this situation, the U.S. government is sending more guns.  "Hundreds of National Guard troops are expected to begin their deployment to the US-Mexico border on August 1 as part of the Obama administration's attempt to halt the flow of weapons, cash and people to El Norte," writes Yana Kunichoff in Hundreds of National Guard Troops to Be Deployed to US-Mexico Border.

We recieved calls to protest SB 1070 from Arizona Freedom Summer:

Be part of a visible, defiant, and angry resistance on July 29th (when SB1070 goes into effect). And on the 30th, Arpaio has said he will carry out raids. This cannot be allowed to go down. There needs to be no business as usual on these days. We will be declaring "No deportation Zones" and going to wherever the raids are happening. If this government is going to declare our immigrant brothers and sisters "illegals," then we are all illegals! And we don't gotta show no stinkin' papers!

and from: Call to Action for Human Rights!! Join us in Arizona July 23-30, 2010 for the National Week Against Criminalization!

We demand that the Obama Administration take decisive action and not comply with Arizona's SB1070. This law can only terrorize our communities if the federal government cooperates with it. We demand that all ICE programs such as 287(g), Secure Communities, and the CAP programs be suspended.

We demand Arizona institutions such as Cities, Towns, Police Jurisdictions, Universities, Colleges, K-12 Schools, School Districts and Businesses to publicly state that they will not comply and will not cooperate with SB1070.

We call on people from around the country to come to Phoenix and stand in solidarity with the communities of Arizona to stop the implementation of SB1070! If you cannot come to Arizona, have a solidarity action in your home community!

July 29th 2010 Don't Work! Don't buy! Don't comply!  Please contact: actionforhumanrights@gmail
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