La Raza Justice Movement Remains Concerned With Section 2(b) of SB 1070
La Raza Justice Movement applauds the decision by the Supreme Court strike down key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070. As recently as April, the following was reported by NPR:
“Outside after the argument, Arizona’s governor was asked if, in fact, the state does have plans for a mass incarceration of the estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants in her state.
Brewer paused for quite a long while and then replied: ‘If they’re breaking the law, there’s that possibility, I would assume.’”
It now appears that massive roundups would contravene the recent SCOTUS decision. However, racial profiling still remains an open threat in that Section 2(B) requires law enforcement officers to inquire about immigration status, if reasonable suspicion exists.
It is the position of La Raza Justice Movement that such a requirement shall inevitably lead to racial profiling. We stand with current and future litigants who will fight this remaining position of this oppressive law.