I haven’t posted anything yet about the new immigration bill because I’m still at a loss for words. I’ve got some words for Arizona now.
May 1 to May 8 Facebook members can participate by posting the question “Do I look illegal?” as their status to protest Arizona’s new immigration bill. The law requires the police “when practicable” to detain people they reasonably suspected were in the country without authorization. It also allows the police to charge immigrants with a state crime for not carrying immigration documents and allows residents to sue cities if they believe the law is not being enforced. And most importantly, the law sanctions racial profiling. When Governor Jan Brewer was asked what an illegal immigrant looked like, she replied, “I don’t know.” (See video below)
The Facebook event encourages participants to, “wear shirts, buttons or hold signs saying, “Do I look ‘illegal’? and take pictures to send to Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona.”
Her mailing address is:
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
I know what I’m going to be doing next week.