Arizona arrests Lady Liberty in Charlotte, NC street theater performance
North Carolinians stepped up to express their opposition to Arizona’s racial profiling law on July 29, the day that controversial SB 1070 was set to be implemented. AFSC supported actions in three NC cities: Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh.
While the most controversial elements of Arizona's immigration law have been placed on hold, some illegal immigrants in the state are deciding it's time to leave. In nearby Colorado, the American Friends Service Committee says more than a dozen families have arrived in just the past few weeks.
Immigration reform would be a welcome outcome of the debate over the Arizona law, said Martin Cuevas of Proyecto Campesino, an immigration-advocacy group that has worked in the area for more than 50 years.
Arizona's controversial immigration law is partially in effect, but key elements of it have been put on hold by a judge. Those against the law, including AFSC's Jeff Napolitano, warn of its consequences.
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