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  • National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders and a Tucson police officer, Martin Escobar, were the first to file suit against SB 1070, with each doing so separately in federal court

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  • Racial Profiling :Arizona Reform By Denice Perez
  • SB 1070
    • SB 1070 allows law enforcement to question the immigration status of anyone stopped for a possible state violation.
    • State legislature passed and Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 in April 2010.
  • SB1070
    • A person is "presumed to not be an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States" if he or she presents any of the following four forms of identification: a valid Arizona
    • a valid Arizona driver license
    • The Act also prohibits state, county, or local officials from limiting or restricting "the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law"
  • Background
    • SB 1070 it is otherwise known as the 'Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.
    • Arizona has an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants
    • The proposed bill reached the Arizona legislature in January 2010 and quickly gained 36 co-sponsors.
  • Provisions
    • U.S. federal law requires aliens 14 years old or older who are in the country for longer than 30 days to register with the U.S. government.
    • first offense carries a fine of up to $100, plus court costs, and up to 20 days in jail; subsequent offenses can result in up to 30 days in jail[25] (SB 1070 required a minimum fine of $500 for a first violation, and for a second violation a minimum $1,000 fine and a maximum jail sentence of 6 months)
  • Protests
  • Other forms of SB1070
    • 23 other states have already introduced or have announced their own versions of SB 1070.
    • Local frustration with immigration is not limited to the United States.
    • Italian officials began targeting immigrants on public buses and trams, demanding to see proof of legal status.
  • Boycotts
    • Major organizations opposing the law such as National Council of La Raza
    • The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce opposed both the law and the idea of boycotting, saying the latter would only hurt small businesses and the state’s economy, which was already badly damaged.
  • Court filed action
    • On April 29, 2010, the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders and a Tucson police officer Martin Escobar were the first to file suit against SB 1070.
    • Phoenix police officer, David Salgado, quickly followed with his own federal suit, claiming that to enforce the law he would be required to violate the rights of Hispanics