Thursday, May 13, 2010

Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law: Its Impact and the Pennsylvania Connection

Hello World Family,
THis event is for those in the greater Pittsburgh region, but its issues should concern us all:

Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law: Its Impact and the Pennsylvania Connection
Monday, May 17, 2010
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave. (at Neville) in Oakland

Arizona’s new law is a watershed moment for its blatant disregard for
America’s most fundamental values of fairness and equality.

This unconstitutional law encourages racial profiling and betrays
American values. It puts Arizona completely out of step with American
values, undermines public safety, erodes trust between Latinos and law
enforcement, and essentially turns Arizona into a police state.

The law makes all of its Latino residents, and other presumed
immigrants, potential criminal suspects. It's implementation means is
that to avoid arrest, citizens will effectively have to carry “their
papers” at all times.

With state Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s announcement that he
intends to introduce similar legislation in Pennsylvania, it is
absolutely critical to understand what this law means for civil
liberties and how we can work to ensure this doesn't happen in our

Presentations by:

ACLU-PA Legal Director and lead attorney in challenging
Hazelton, PA’s anti-immigrant law

University of Pittsburgh Law Professor, ACLU-PA Pittsburgh Board
Member and Nationally-Recognized Racial Profiling Expert

Panel Discussion with:

Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center (PIRC) Board Member and former
Staff Attorney with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
in AZ

Immigration Attorney and member of the Pittsburgh Interfaith
Impact Network (PIIN) Racial Profiling Task Force

Sisters of St. Joseph and member of the PATH to Justice committee of
the Religious Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Pittsburgh Chapter

For more information, call: 412-681-7736, email: or
visit To get the latest updates on the
legal challenge to repeal SB1070, visit:

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