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Wednesday April 25, 2012

What’s At Stake: SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

What’s At Stake: SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

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SB 1070 is Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law. After the law passed in 2010, two dozen copycat bills were introduced in state legislatures across the country; five passed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits in all six states.

Today, the political tide is turning against immigration policy modeled after SB 1070. After observing the widespread harms caused by these laws, legislators in Mississippi, Virginia, Kansas and many other states are distancing themselves from this model.

On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments for United States v. Arizona, the Justice Department’s challenge to SB 1070.