Civil Rights Leaders Challenging Anti-Immigrant Laws Commemorate Second Annviversary of SB 1070




April 20 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Joseph Rendeiro, NCLR
(202) 776-1566

Adela de la Torre, NILC
(213) 400-7822

Plaintiffs to Discuss their Concerns as Supreme Court takes on Arizona Law

Washington—Affected individuals, civil rights advocates, and leading litigators will gather outside the Capitol to observe the second anniversary of SB 1070, Arizona’s racial profiling law. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Department of Justice’s challenge to SB 1070. Plaintiffs in cases that would be affected by a Supreme Court ruling will discuss their concerns about anti-immigrant laws in their states, and press federal legislators for a comprehensive solution to fix our broken immigration system.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
Paul Bridges, Mayor, Uvalda, Georgia, and plaintiff in GLAHR et al v. Bentley et al, a civil rights coalition challenge to HB 87
Lisa Navarette, Advisor to the President, National Council of La Raza
Luz Santiago, Church Pastor in Mesa, Arizona, and plaintiff in Friendly House et. al. v. Whiting et. al., the civil rights coalition’s challenge to SB 1070
Andre Segura, Staff attorney, ACLU, and lead litigator in challenges to anti-immigrant laws in Utah, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina
Hilary Shelton, Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, NAACP

WHAT: Press conference to commemorate second anniversary of SB 1070, discuss issues with anti-immigrant legislation.

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Capitol Visitor’s Center, Room 200 (House Side), Washington, DC 20002

TO RSVP: Media should RSVP to Adela de la Torre at delatorre@nilc.org or 213-400-7822.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Issues: Arizona’s SB 1070, Border Security and Immigration, Immigration, Policy and Legislation Details
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas