Civil Rights Leaders Challenging Anti-Immigrant Laws Commemorate Second Annviversary of SB 1070
April 20 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joseph Rendeiro, NCLR
Adela de la Torre, NILC
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Issues: Arizona’s SB 1070, Border Security and Immigration, Immigration
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas