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Thirty-eight Arrested Protesting Arpaio and Arizona Immigration Law

by Web Team on 07/30/2010 at 3:46pm

Protests in Arizona and through-out America continued today after Arizonan’s governor, Jan Brewer asked an appeals court to reconsider the most heinous parts of the state’s new immigration law and as the lightning-rod Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, prepared a highly publicized “crime sweep.”

Yesterday, at least 38 people were arrested during a protest against planned raids on immigrant communities by Arpaio.

Hundreds of protesters banged on the metal door of the Maricopa County Jail and chanted “Sheriff Joe, we are here. We will not live in fear.” and “Arrest Arpaio not the people.”

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Arpaio responded saying, “Nothing is going to deter this operation, not even the ruling of a federal judge.”

In Tucson, opponents of SB 1070 spent all night Wednesday downtown taking a stand against the remaining provisions of the misguided immigration law.

According to the Tucson Sentinel, drivers passing by honked their horns and raised their fists in support of the demonstrators long into the night.

Members of the America’s Voice team were in Arizona yesterday and they documented their experience on the ground.

You can see their photos by going to our Facebook page.

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