Demonstrators in Spring Valley protest Arizona immigration law
The Rockland Immigration Coalition and other groups rallied Sunday in Spring Valley for immigration reform. And like other demonstrations planned for May, this one protested the Arizona law SB 1070, giving police broad powers to ask for a person’s immigration papers. Here is the Journal News story.
One sign said in Spanish, “We’re looking for work – not privileges.” Others, below, say “Don’t destroy our families” and “We work and pay taxes.”
The Arizona law even made it into the Miss USA pageant as a topic of discussion, when a contestant was asked about it and responded in favor of state’s rights.
And the debate continues about what the effect will be. The Arizona Republic consulted a panel of experts about the central question regarding the law — at what point police officers are authorized to ask about a person’s status. The upshot: There appears to be no consensus. The paper is continuing a series about the law.