APALC, AAJC, Jim Shee, And That Thing S.B. 1070

Friday, April 27, 2012

Anyone with a clue knows S.B. 1070 is some MFRWBS (feel free to work this one out and see the hint at the bottom of the page) so it's good to see places like the APALC and the AAJC still trying to knock that MFRWBS down where it belongs.

S.B. 1070 has already subjected Asian Americans and other racial minorities to discrimination and racial profiling, according to APALC.

APALC said that Friendly House plaintiff Jim Shee, a U.S. citizen of Spanish and Chinese descent, was stopped twice by local law enforcement and asked to produce his identification documents in April 2010, when the Arizona law was passed.

"I'm part of this lawsuit because racial profiling is wrong and I don't think that people should be targeted, pulled over and questioned because of the color of their skin," Shee, a lifelong resident of Arizona, said in a statement.

S.B. 1070 violates the Constitution, encourages racial profiling and threatens public safety by diverting scarce law enforcement resources and discouraging crime reporting by immigrant victims and witnesses, APALC alleged.

"Our country is in need of immigration reform, but a patchwork of 50 state laws is not the solution," said Jessica Chia, staff attorney at AAJC.

"We call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and the Supreme Court to prevent states from enacting discriminatory laws like S.B. 1070," Chia added in the statement.

*Hint: Bullshit, Racist, MF, White