Two days after the Supreme Court rally, we have the opportunity to protect our own community from Arizonfication. The DC metro area has been at the forefront of defending immigrant rights and rejecting ICE's "Secure Communities" (S-Comm) deportation program.
This Friday, April 27, ICE is holding a "community" roundtable to promote S-Comm. We're calling upon community members and advocates from across the area to join us for a press conference at noon outside the ICE building to make it clear once again: We reject S-Comm.
As the Supreme Court considers key elements of Arizona’s SB 1070 law, which legalizes racial profiling of and blatant discrimination against immigrant communities and people of color, stories from around the country show that this and other laws like it, such as Alabama’s H.B. 56. are causing intense damage to families, communities and economies, with devastating consequences for immigrant women.
By Chandra Bhatnagar
Capitol Hill Press Conference to Follow Senate Hearing on ERPA
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If you weren't able to catch the Senate hearing on racial profiling live. Watch it here on CSPAN!
Support the End Racial Profiling Act? Tweet the judiciary committees in both houses of Congress during National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week and ask them to support the End Racial Profiling Act. It is truly time to take action on racial profiling. Sample tweets and twitter handles are below.
At the start of National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week ACLU Exeuctive Director Anthony Romero blogs about the various communities impacted by racial profiling and the need for federal legislation to ban the practice. Romero will testify about racial profiling tomorrow morning before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Consitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. The hearing gets underway at 10 am.