WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reacting to the Supreme Court's announcement that it intends to review the controversial Arizona anti-immigration law, SB 1070, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard called on the court to reject the divisive statute."I look forward to the Supreme Court's review of SB 1070, the dangerous Arizona law that imperils the civil rights of not just immigrants and Latinos but all Americans," Roybal-Allard said. "While we all know our immigration system is in dire need of a comprehensive overhaul, permitting a state-by-state patchwork of laws and policies will seriously undermine our efforts in Congress to find a way forward." I call on the court to reject the notion that getting tough on immigration requires a disregard for the rights and freedoms that draw people to this country in the first place." Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the co-author with Representative Howard Berman of the DREAM Act.
********** Published: December 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 35