Issues: Immigration

Resolution Denouncing Arizona Law Passes State Senate

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May 4, 2010
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Lawmakers Slam Arizona Immigration Law

April 28, 2010 5:58 pm

Posted by Michael Johnson

With the budget talks at a stalemate, several Senate and Assembly Democrats took time to weigh in on the biggest national story – the Arizona Legislature’s controversial immigration enforcement bill. Senators Jose Peralta and Jose Serrano publicly denounced the new plan today. They say it would promote racial profiling. And Senator Peralta went a step further, calling the decision to sign the bill by the Arizona Governor a slap in the face of the federal government.

April 29, 2010
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Serrano, Other Electeds, and Advocates Fight for the Civil Rights of Immigrants

Senator Serrano joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Members, other state legislators, and a number of immigrant and civil rights advocates in front of New York City Hall to denounce Arizona’s SB1070, which would require police to check the immigration status of those they believe are under suspicion of being in the country illegally.

April 29, 2010
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Arizona's Immigration Law Threatens Us All

Last week Arizona passed a State law which poses a serious threat to the safety and prosperity of all Americans, calling attention to the great need for national immigration reform.

Arizona’s new law puts many Americans’ basic freedoms at risk by promoting the use of racial profiling as a method for determining reasonable cause. Such policies will not only lead to unnecessary harassment based on skin color but will also erode the trust between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve.

April 29, 2010
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Rev. Al threatens to fight Arizona's new immigration law

The Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday threatened to fight Arizona's tough new immigration law with civil disobedience -- and welcomed the prospect of getting arrested in the process.

Sharpton compared himself to the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, who rode interstate buses in mixed-race groups to protest racial segregation, saying he and his allies would become "Freedom Walkers," striding through the streets of Arizona without identification to show their opposition to the law.

"We will walk down the streets with no identification and submit ourselves to arrest,"

April 28, 2010
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PERALTA AND SERRANO DENOUNCE ARIZONA'S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW

(Albany, NY)- Following the controversial signing in Arizona of the nation's harshest anti-immigration law, Senators José Peralta (D-Queens) and José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and, and their Senate colleagues, held a press conference today to denounce the new law, and to call for immediate, comprehensive immigration reform.

April 28, 2010
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Resolution Presented by Senator Serrano Re: Immigration Reform/Arizona Law

WHEREAS, America, a nation of immigrants, is the greatest nation of the world; and;WHEREAS, New York State is home to approximately 4.2 million immigrants accounting for 1 in 5 of New York State's residents; andWHEREAS, immigrants are essential to New York State's economy by contributing approximately $229 billion in annual economic output; and

April 28, 2010
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Resolution Presented by Senator Serrano Re: Immigration Reform/Arizona Law

WHEREAS, America, a nation of immigrants, is the greatest nation of the world; and;WHEREAS, New York State is home to approximately 4.2 million immigrants accounting for 1 in 5 of New York State's residents; andWHEREAS, immigrants are essential to New York State's economy by contributing approximately $229 billion in annual economic output; and

April 28, 2010
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Serrano y Peralta en Contra de la Nueva Ley Migratoria en Arizona

Tras la aprobación en Arizona de la ley anti-inmigrante más severa de la nación, los Senadores José M. Serrano y José Peralta hoy se reunieron con la prensa para hablar sobre la injusticia de la nueva ley, y para hacer un llamado para la reforma migratoria. La ley SB 1070, la cual fue firmada por la Gobernadora de Arizona, Jan Brewer, el viernes 23 de abril, requiere que la policía interrogue a las personas sobre su estatus migratorio, y que arresten a individuales si sospechan que están en el país ilegalmente.

April 28, 2010
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Serrano and Peralta Take a Stand Against Arizona's New Immigration Law

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CLICK HERE for Resolution introduced by Senator Serrano on Immigration Reform / Arizona Law

CLICK HERE for Senator Serrano's Immigration Report "Immigration Reform Starts Here"

April 28, 2010
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