Statement by Rebecca Fontaine, Immigrants’ Rights Organizer, on SB1070 Supreme Court Ruling

North Carolinians Called to Stand For Immigrant Justice after Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s SB1070
While policy and advocacy groups are rightfully celebrating that three provisions of SB 1070 were struck down and that the ruling leaves open the possibility to overturn section 2B with pending litigation from civil rights organizations, the ruling is not as celebrated by those most directly impacted by these laws. The many consequences of unjust immigration enforcement are raw for those who continue to live in fear of being separated from family members and their communities. They know firsthand the impact of racial, ethnic and religious profiling, which they expect section 2b to amplify, and its resultant deportations.
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