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ACLU Announces $8.77 Million “War Chest”; Vows to Defend Civil Rights and Challenge State Anti-Immigrant Laws
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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key provision of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law will lead to racial profiling and discrimination, ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero warned today.
At the same time, Romero said he was heartened by the fact that the court did not shut the door on future challenges to the law.
“We are not done in Arizona and will continue the battle against discriminatory laws like these that encourage racial profiling and undermine the constitutional guarantee of equal protection,” Romero said. “Be it in the courts or in state legislatures, we will aggressively take on these laws and blunt the effects of this miscarriage of justice. When local police can stop and detain anyone they perceive as ‘foreign’ because of their skin color, their accent or their surname, it is a watershed moment for civil rights.” >Read More