This week, all eyes will once again be on SB 1070. Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Arizona law and will soon decide whether to strike it down forever, or open the door to Arizona laws across the country.
Exactly two years ago , Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s now-infamous “show me your papers” anti-immigrant legislation—SB 1070—into law.
SB 1070 is an attempt to purge the state of Latino immigrants. Fortunately, most parts of the law have been blocked by lower courts. Nonetheless, other states, like Alabama, followed suit crafting laws that go even further. Now it’s up to the Supreme Court to decide whether or not to legalize discrimination and harassment.