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NCLR, Major Civil Rights Organizations Call For Arizona Boycott over SB1070

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NCLR, along with the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC), and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), are calling for a boycott of Arizona, protesting the SB 1070 legislation.

On their website, NCLR firmly states their commitment to protecting the “civil rights and integration strategies that help immigrants become fully participating and contributing Americans.” When it comes to Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, SB 1070, they’re pretty incensed:

In short, extremists are defining the debate on immigration, and the portrayal of Hispanic Americans, at every level.

The latest example comes from the state of Arizona, whose Governor, Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a bill into law, giving local police the power to inquire about a person’s immigration status if they suspect them to be an illegal immigrant, just based on “reasonable suspicion,” and to make arrests if they are not carrying a valid driver’s license or identity papers. This law not only preempts the federal role in immigration regulation but encourages — in no uncertain terms — racial profiling.

You can support their call by pledging to boycott the intolerance, too.

Check out the video describing the boycott here: