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The Leadership Conference Joins Boycott against Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights joined the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and other organizations around the country today to announce a boycott of the state of Arizona in protest of the state’s anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070. The participating organizations have pledged to hold no conventions, conferences, special events, or major … Read More

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Henderson Condemns Arizona Anti-Immigration Bill as a “Catastrophe in the Making” and Urges Governor to Veto

Thursday, April 22, 2010

UPDATE 4/23 – Gov. Brewer signed the bill into law. Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, joined with other national civil rights leaders today to condemn Arizona’s anti-immigration bill and urge Gov. Jan Brewer to veto it. Henderson said: “The passage of SB 1070 is a catastrophe in the making, one that is … Read More

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Civil Rights Advocates Say Arizona Anti-Immigration Bill Mandates Racial Profiling

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill that civil rights advocates say would infringe upon the rights of thousands of immigrants, both legal and undocumented. The bill would permit identity checks on residents if Arizona law enforcement officers have “reasonable suspicion” they are undocumented immigrants.As in every other state, Arizona police now may only … Read More

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Report Finds Use of Local Authorities for Immigration Enforcement Not Working

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A controversial U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency program that deputizes local authorities to act as federal immigration officials is not working, according to a new Office of Inspector General (IG) report.The report states: “With no specific target levels for arrest, detention, and removal priority levels, and with performance measures that do not account … Read More

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Thousands Rally to Urge Congress, Obama Administration to Fix Broken Immigration System

Monday, March 22, 2010

On Sunday, thousands people from across the country attended a march and rally in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress and the White House to push ahead with legislation to fix the nation’s broken immigration system.Marchers, many of them carrying U.S. flags, gathered on the National Mall to hear faith leaders, union leaders, civil rights leaders … Read More

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