Pablo Alvarado comments on: Obama, immigration, and Arizona 1070

A statement by Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, in reaction to reports of the President’s plan to send National Guard troops to the Arizona border. Alvarado asks President Obama to use his authority to immediately block the implementation of 1070.

Arizona Green Party on immigration: ‘The signing of Senate Bill 1070 has created an apartheid state’

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 became law on Friday, April 23, 2010. The new legislation makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. It requires local law enforcement to determine an individual’s immigration status if an officer suspects that person is in the country illegally. The Arizona Green Party asserts that this bill has created an apartheid state in Arizona.