Saturday, May 8, 2010

Asian-Americans to Join Litigation Coalition Against SB 1070

Asian-American civil rights organizations will join those opposing SB 1070 and file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the new Arizona immigration statute. (Sandip Roy, Asian Americans Join Fight Against Arizona Law, New America Media, May 7, 2010). Julie Su, Litigation Director of the Asian Pacific Legal Center, said that Asian-Americans are in danger of racial profiling under SB 1070 and that "we have to fight back because it affects us all." (Id.) Echoing these concerns, Deepa Iyer, Executive Director of South Asian-Americans Leading Together, said that "while the media may portray [SB 1070] as an anti-Latino bill, people understand that this law will affect all people who are brown and have accents." (Id.)

1 comment:

  1. Members of this group should consider writing an amicus brief.


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