On the morning of June 18, when I heard the cries of children wailing and pleading to see their mothers and fathers, my heart was filled with anger and sadness. I couldn’t understand how our nation, in the name of “security,” was subjecting innocent migrant children to severe trauma.
DEFENDING OUR RIGHT TO EQUALITY, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE
BLOG OF RIGHTS
At the Fourth Avenue Jail, families wait to hear if their loved one will have to pay bail. I sat in on three of these hearings and saw how excruciating the cash bail process can be for the entire family.
Due to a broad misunderstanding of Arizona’s flagrantly anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, David Green’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated when he was unconstitutionally held so an officer could conduct an immigration check.