Advocates from around the country, including Rights Working Group, will rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the start of oral arguments in United States v. Arizona to call on the Supreme Court to strike down SB1070, Arizona’s controversial racial profiling law.
SB1070 law, passed in April 2010, is known widely as the ‘papers please’ law because it would legalize racial profiling.
By Aadika Singh and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
The NSEERS program, which begun as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, required certain non-immigrants to register at ports of entry and local immigration offices. Registrants were fingerprinted, photographed, and often subjected to lengthy questioning. The most controversial component of NSEERS which required males from mainly Muslim-majority countries to register, was a clear example of racial profiling, and was found both by the 9/11 Commission and DHS itself, to be ineffective and inconvenient..