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NEWS DAY | AZ law, MN protests / Violence in American Indian communities

Arizona law, Minnesota protests – July 29 is the effective date for Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB1070 law to take effect, but much of the impact will be blunted by the July 28 court decision enjoining enforcement. In Minnesota, protesters will gather at 6 p.m. at the state capitol to protest SB1070, joining other protests across the country. Continue reading

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NEWS DAY | Immigration enforcement: Arizona, Minnesota and the feds

The United States filed suit July 6 to stop Arizona’s anti-immigrant enforcement law. (Click here for full text of lawsuit in pdf.) Since the law was signed in April, legal scholars have argued over whether it is constitutional, activists have denounced it as promoting racial profiling, and many police chiefs said it is counter-productive and a waste of scarce time and resources. An Arizona police officer and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders filed separate legal challenges to the law on April 29, and other groups have also challenged the law. Now the feds are weighing in.  Continue reading

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