In reaction to today’s Supreme Court Ruling regarding Arizona’s Proposed Immigration Bill SB 1070, the Council on American Islamic Relations Arizona Chapter released the following statement:

“While we are pleased with the Supreme Court striking down 3 out of the 4 key provisions in the controversial bill, we are deeply concerned about allowing the “papers-please” provision to remain in the bill. This provision gives law-enforcement the allowance to profile and detain individuals solely based upon their ethnic appearance,” said Anas Hlayhel CAIR-AZ Chairman.

Hlayhel also stated “CAIR-AZ will continue to stand with the civil rights community in opposition of the “papers-please” provision in the bill. Additionally, we are in strong opposition of the use of racial profiling in all cases by the law enforcement community.

Also see: CAIR Supports the End Racial Profiling Act

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CONTACT:

CAIR Arizona Office Manager

Tayyibah Amatullah, 602-312-2223, E-mail: tamatullah@cair.com

CAIR National Communications Director

Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com

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