Arizona’s new immigration law has no protection for minors
From Larry Johnson’s blog: Looking for Trouble.
90DAYSTOPHOENIX.com is an independent media project that has been documenting Arizona’s ongoing struggle to “sift through the truth and lies behind the immigration debate.” Journalists, photographers, filmmakers and others are working together to give a real-time on-the-ground account of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law – SB 1070 – scheduled to take effect July 29.
Another goal of the project is to show as large an audience as possible how this new law will effect people throughout the state. This is part two of an ongoing series of videos I’m using with permission. To read part one, click here.
Civil Rights Attorney, Richard Martinez explains how Arizona’s SB 1070 differs from Federal Immigration Law.
Martinez is one of the attorneys involved in two lawsuits representing police officers in Phoenix and Tucson that believe the new law would force them to violate the U.S. Constitution. It would specially put them in a difficult situation when they come in contact with minors on schools, said Martinez.
“There’s nothing that protects minors, it compels all persons there’s no age distinction on 1070,” he added.
The first hearing took place last Thursday in front of judge Susan Bolton. The impact to students was raised as a key concern by the litigants.