Tens of thousands, including Wisconsin activists, march in Phoenix against racial-profiling law targeting immigrants

Tens of thousands of people, including members of WNPJ member group Voces de la Frontera, (some of whom are pictured) participated in the May 29 National Civil Rights March in Phoenix in response to Arizona's new law which requires police to stop and question any person if they can claim to have "reasonable suspicion" that the person is in the country illegally. The law also makes it a crime to assist or transport any undocumented person.

Shortly after passing SB1070, the Arizona state legislature passed another law banning ethnic studies programs in the state's schools. "Arizona is ground zero in the fight against racism and xenophobia. SB1070 institutionalizes racial profiling, criminalizes immigrants, and tears families apart. We are here to support the community. This is like a cancer that starts to invade the body and we must stop it at the root," said Primitivo Torres, President of Voces de la Frontera.

 

here is a report from the Arizona Republic in Phoenix and a report from the Associated Press: