On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Janis Brewer (R) signed Senate Bill 1070, the most radical immigration legislation in the United States, effectively permitting racial profiling in the state of Arizona. The law requires police to demand immigration papers from anyone who they have a "reasonable suspicion" is in the country illegally. This blog will chronicle the major events regarding this racist and inhumane law.
We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Thousands Rally in Protest of Arizona Across USA

Rally, Broadway and 9th, Los Angeles. Photo/Creative Commons

-via The New York TImes (NATIONAL)
"In protests fueled by anger over a tough anti-illegal immigrant law in Arizona, tens of thousands of demonstrators joined marches and rallies Saturday in cities across the country, calling on Congress to pass an immigration overhaul..." (READ MORE)

"...Thousands of people all across the country rallied against immigration reform on Saturday, including in Charlotte.They're fighting a new Arizona law that lets officers question people about their immigration status..." (READ MORE)

"Police estimated 8,000 protesters -- about four times the number who attended last year's May Day event ---walked through the West Loop carrying signs that read "Shame on Arizona" and "Boycott Arizona." One man carried an Arizona state flag with a swastika painted on it..." (READ MORE)

"I don't think Illinois would ever pass this law, but I worry about other states," said Jose Herrera, 26, of Chicago. "We have to stand up to racial profiling or else we risk becoming victims."

"Thousands of demonstrators opposed to a controversial new immigration law in Arizona took to downtown Dallas' streets today, waving American flags and echoing chants of patriotism and change...The march was one of several dozen similar May Day rallies from New York to Los Angeles that ranged in size from hundreds to tens of thousands..." (READ MORE)

"The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition estimated their number at the park to be about 3,000 and said that the crowd had grown to between 7,000 to 8,000 as the rally continued toward downtown..."The Arizona law woke up some folks," .." (READ MORE)

"Galvanized by Arizona's tough new law against illegal immigrants, tens of thousands of marchers took to the streets in Los Angeles on Saturday as the city led the nation in May Day turnout to press for federal immigration reform..." (READ MORE)

"...The rally, held at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Third Street, was among hundreds of similar events held around the country to demand immigration reform and protest a recently passed Arizona law that critics say encourages racial profiling..." (READ MORE)

"Peace permeated Saturday's protests against the new Arizona immigration law as hundreds gathered in Phoenix for an early morning vigil and then an afternoon May Day march...The size of demonstrations at the epicenter of the immigration debate withered in comparison to rallies across the nation where tens of thousands of protesters..." (READ MORE)

"Disdain for Arizona's tough new immigration law united an enthusiastic crowd of more than 600 people at the fifth annual May Day march through downtown streets Saturday afternoon..." (READ MORE)

"In Seattle, a crowd of thousands streamed down city streets, chanting in Spanish and English, hoisting signs protesting Arizona's new law and calling for immigration reform..." (READ MORE)

"About 7,000 marchers participated in today's May First rally, according to a new Tucson police estimate..." (READ MORE)

"About 35 immigrant advocates have been arrested in front of the White House fence, including a U.S. congressman, after they sat down and defied orders from police...U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was among those detained on a nearby bus." (READ MORE)