Oppose Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Bill

Resolution number 10-07.05

WHEREAS, on April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070, which authorizes local law enforcement to demand proof of legal immigration status from any person suspected of a crime; and
 
WHEREAS, Senate Bill 1070, which violates human and constitutional rights including equal protection, will encourage racial profiling, create a climate of fear and persecution, and lead to under-reporting of crime and an increase of criminal activity; and
 
WHEREAS, the Platform of the California Democratic Party calls on Democrats to oppose racial profiling and xenophobic conduct that polarizes communities, and to condemn actions that keep undocumented immigrants in the shadows of our society;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party denounces the enactment of Senate Bill 1070, urges its immediate repeal, and encourages local governments in California to formally oppose it; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party commends President Obama’s Department of Justice for taking the necessary legal action to overturn Arizona’s unconstitutional state law.

Authors/Sponsors: San Diego County Democratic Central Committee;
Fresno County Democratic Central Committee Organization

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting\xe2\x80\xa8
Holiday Inn San Jose
July 18, 2010

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