Senator Eric T. Schneiderman's Statement on Arizona's New Anti-Immigrant Law

Eric T. Schneiderman

April 24, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2010

CONTACT: James Freedland | jfreedland@schneiderman.org

SENATOR ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN'S STATEMENT ON ARIZONA ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW
The following statement can be attributed to Senator Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) in response to the passage of Arizona's law requiring law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status in routine police encounters:

"Arizona's new law giving local police the power to profile and arrest people who cannot prove their immigration status on demand is as radical as it is irresponsible. This is a wake up call for the federal government to deliver comprehensive immigration reform that will undo this moral, economic and law enforcement disaster, and prevent another state from following Arizona’s lead. There is no reason we cannot secure our borders and protect the civil rights of everyone living in this country."

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