Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guest Voz - Maegan -Vivir Latino: MALDEF, ACLU And NILC To Announce Challenge To Arizona Racial Profiling Law At Press Conference In Phoenix

Guest Voz: Maegan "La Mamita Mala" from Vivir Latino
MALDEF, ACLU And NILC To Announce Challenge To Arizona Racial Profiling Law At Press Conference In Phoenix
For those waiting to find out about a legal challenge to SB1070, looks like there will be announcement about the next steps to make that happen later today in Phoenix. Civil Rights Leaders Dolores Huerta And Richard Chavez Joined By Famed Musician And Arizona Native Linda Ronstadt To Condemn New Law
PHOENIX – On Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (MST), MALDEF, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) will hold a news conference on the steps of the State Capitol Executive Tower in Phoenix, Arizona to announce that they are preparing to challenge Arizona’s extreme new law, which requires law enforcement to question people about their immigration status during everyday police encounters and criminalizes immigrants for failing to carry their “papers.” The unconstitutional law, the groups say, encourages racial profiling, endangers public safety and betrays American values.

Speakers will include Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel; Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director of the ACLU of Arizona; Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America; Richard Chavez, civil rights leader; and Linda Ronstadt, multi-Grammy winning artist and human rights advocate.

Fifteen years ago, MALDEF, ACLU and NILC successfully challenged Proposition 187 in the state of California, where a voter-approved initiative required proof of legal status to access virtually all public services. The enactment of Prop 187, as it was commonly referred to, tore apart schools and communities across the state as fear and suspicion became pervasive, and the state wasted tens of millions of dollars defending a law ultimately struck down as unconstitutional.

One of the lessons I learned from my mentor Richie Perez (RIP) is that struggle must happen on multiple fronts : in the media, on the streets, and in the courts. I look forward to hearing about this arm of the batalla.


Liquid Reigns said...

The parts of Prop 187 that the courts did not find unconstitutional are: # All law enforcement agents who suspect that a person who has been arrested is in violation of immigration laws must investigate the detainee's immigration status, and if they find evidence of illegality they must report it to the attorney general of California, and to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
# Local governments are prohibited from doing anything to impair the fulfillment of this requirement.
# The attorney general must keep records on all such cases and make them available to any other government entity that wishes to inspect them.

Vicente Duque said...

Bravo for Maegan "La Mamita Mala" from Vivir Latino, and BRAVO for these people :

I want to remember these names : Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel; Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director of the ACLU of Arizona; Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America; Richard Chavez, civil rights leader; and Linda Ronstadt, multi-Grammy winning artist and human rights advocate.

Congratulation to these wonderful people that are fighting for Justice, Kindness, Humanity and against Racism and Brutality.

This is a return to the sixties and Civil Rights.

Reading this beautiful article I was reminded of these quotes :

"What we do for ourselves alone dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

"One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature."

Quotes of Albert Pine or Albert Pike ?????

Vicente Duque

Anonymous said...

Look at this poll in a mostly hispanic city and highly immigrant hispanic too. | El Paso, Texas - Las Cruces, New Mexico Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Would you support a law in Texas that required immigrants to always carry documents proving their legal status?
Choice Votes Percentage of 1731 Votes
Yes 1184 68%
No 547 32%

Dee said...

Yes, evil Anon.

I was on Stormfront (KKK) and Alipac (Hate Site) today and they both asked all of their viewers to go to these polls and vote in this and other polls. They also instruct their blind followers how to clear their cache so they can vote multiple times.

No one, No one, No one is FOOLED by these Silly Polls and the TRICKS the HATE SITES employ to skew the Polls.

Nobody is STUPID!!

Vicente Duque said...

CBS News : Phoenix has already lost five conventions - San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, New York City, Washington DC, St Paul Minn to join Boycott of Arizona

Big number of important cities are considering the Boycott of Business and Travel to Arizona :

CBS News
More City Councils Move Toward Arizona Boycotts Over Immigration Law
By Stephanie Condon
April 29, 2010

Some excerpts :

The city of San Francisco was at the head of the trend, when its board of supervisors on Tuesday considered a measure to off the city's economic ties with Arizona. The board has yet to officially approve the boycott, but San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has imposed an immediate moratorium on city-related travel to Arizona.

City councils in Washington, D.C. , and Los Angeles are also considering economic boycotts of Arizona, CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported (watch her report).

"We want them to be the last state that does this," Los Angeles City councilwoman Janice Hahn said.

Seven members of the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday signed a proposal for a boycott, the Los Angeles Times reports, calling for the city to "refrain from conducting business" or participating in conventions in Arizona.

City council members in Oakland today are also proposing a city boycott, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

As California officials at the municipal level continue to act, the leader of the state Senate, Darrell Steinberg, is asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to take action as well, according to the L.A. Times. He sent a letter to the governor asking for an inventory of Arizona businesses and agencies that do business with California.

In Washington, the city council could consider a resolution for a boycott of Arizona as early as next Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.

Like San Francisco's mayor, St. Paul, Minn., Mayor Chris Coleman on Wednesday issued an executive order banning city-funded travel to Arizona, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Arizona Gov. Brewer said Monday at a town hall that she doesn't believe the law is "going to have the kind of economic impact that some people think it might." However, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon may say differently.

Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson on Wednesday called for an economic boycott but quickly changed his tune after hearing from Gordon, the Sacramento Bee reports. Gordon asked Johnson, who has ties to Arizona, to reconsider the boycott to avoid hurting the Phoenix economy anymore. Gordon reportedly said his city has already lost five conventions as a result of the law.

Vicente Duque

ultima said...

El Duque contributed this quote'
"What we do for ourselves alone dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Yes, all Hispanic citizens should support SB1070 and meaningful immigration reform as a favor to their fellow citizens in Arizona, 70% of whom support this bill.
If they are loyal Americans, they should do this for other citizens rather than supporting foreign interlopers. Support of their fellow non-Hispanic citizens would be entirely consistent with the quote.

ultima said...

Well, I guess it is up to loyal Americans to plan a trip to Arizona as soon as possible. Boycott actions in this case are grossly misguided and are act of disloyalty by people who don't even understand the problem.

ultima said...

Arizona should reciprocate by banning any state funded travel to any of these states. Stupidity reigns supreme among politicians as usual.

Vicente Duque said...

Videos : Linda Ronstadt speaks out in Phoenix Arizona against SB 1070 - Famous singer against Racist Injustice - And the History of the Ronstadt Family that has given Arizona Great Musicians, since the 1890s.

Famous singer Linda Ronstadt fights Racist Demagogue Tom Tancredo in these videos :

April 30, 2010 — Linda Ronstadt speaking at a MALDEF press conference announcing the upcoming legal challenges to SB 1070

Linda Ronstadt - Arizona SB 1070


Please be patient with the advertising of CBS News - This is very interesting and Linda Ronstadt speaks against Racist Injustice in Arizona.

CBSNewsOnline — April 29, 2010 — Five days after a controversial anti-illegal immigration law was signed, Bill Whitaker reports that protesters from around the nation have called for a boycott of businesses in Arizona.

Protesters Storm Arizona


April 30, 2010 — Linda takes on former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo (R) in a debate over Arizona's controversial new law concerning illegal immigrants on the show "Campbell Brown" on CNN.

A Big Fight between Linda Ronstadt and Tom Tancredo



Legendary Arizona Musical Family ( since the 1890s )

Musical History of the Ronstadt Family that has produced several generations of Great Musicians in Arizona, to our date.

July 20, 2008 — Information about Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt.

Linda Ronstadt - AMEHOF Inductee

You can watch these videos in or here :

Vicente Duque

ultima said...

MALDEF, NCLR, MEChA,NILC, etc. are racist organizations as anyone can tell from their titles. The ACLU already lost a case in Rhode Island, "Estrada vs. Rhode". Why does it want to lose again?

ultima said...

What no comments about the Prop 187rebuttal? That post offers significant hope that SB 1070 will be upheld as it should be.

The problem here is that His-Panics are putting the interests of their illegal brethren above the national interest. They should be ashamed!

ultima said...

The only ones throwing a hissy fit over the AZ bill are the His-Panics. If they could just put on their citizen hats for a moment and do their civic duty, they would be fully supportive of this bill. It is strange how His-Panics spell loyalty these days!

Dee said...

No Ultima. Everyone knows the following:

The constitutionality of Proposition 187 was challenged by several lawsuits. On November 11, 1994, federal judge Matthew Byrne issued a temporary restraining order against instituting most of it.[8] Multiple cases were consolidated and brought before Judge Mariana Pfaelzer, who in November 1997 found the law to be unconstitutional on the basis that it infringed the federal government's exclusive jurisdiction over matters relating to immigration.[5]

Governor Wilson appealed the ruling, which brought the case to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. However, in 1999, newly elected Democratic Governor Gray Davis had the case brought before mediation, and then DROPPED THE APPEALS PROCESS before the courts, effectively KILLING THE LAW!!!

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