Repeal SB 1070 : Respect Human Rights – Bumper Sticker
On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signed Senate Bill
1070 into law. Considered the toughest Immigration Bill in the United States, Arizona SB 1070 give law enforcement the authority to question anyone they reasonably suspect of being in the country illegally and detain them if they fail to show proof of citizenship.
Needless to say, there has been a lot of resistance to SB 1070, with many believing the Immigration Bill will lead to racial profiling and humiliation of many American citizens, especially those who happen to have brown skin or speak a different language.
As long time Arizona residents, we thought it especially important to lend our voice in opposition to this unAmerican, unconstitutional law. Our opposition to Arizona SB 1070 comes primarily from the belief that every day this law is enforced the human rights of individuals living in this country will be violated. We believe this law allows law enforcement and those who support it to look at human beings (even if they are ‘illegals’) in a disconnecting, dehumanizing way. Arizona SB 1070 will not actually solve any of the looming problems of immigration, but instead will open up the potential for many new problems regarding civil and human rights.
We certainly agree that the problem of illegal immigration is a large and complicated one that needs to be addressed by the federal government, but the most important thing when considering how to solve this issue is to be mindful of how we as human beings treat each other, no matter where we are from.
You can read the full text of the bill here.
Arizona SB 1070 sticker is 10.25″ x 2.5″