Friday, April 30, 2010

Kobach/Pearce SB 1070 Email

The Wonk Room at ThinkProgress obtained the 4/28/2010 email shown here from Arizona SB 1070 author Kris Kobach to AZ Senator Russell Pearce. The email discusses the modifications passed this week to help the law face the impending legal challenges. In addition to replacing "lawful contact" with "lawful stop, detention or arrest," the changes includes the addition of "or any county or municipal ordinance" to broaden the reach of the law.

Also note in the email the reference to Mike Hethmon, the attorney who works as the General Counsel directing the Immigration Reform Law Institute in Washington, DC.

Read the email carefully and note the last sentence of the first paragraph, which reads, This will allow police to use violations of property codes (i.e. cars on blocks in the yard) or rental codes (too many occupants of a rental accommodation) to initiate queries as well.

I wonder who they are targeting.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they are trying to do is exactly what it looks like they are trying to do.

They seek to make living in Arizona terrifying for anyone who isn't wealthy and white.

Arizona is going to bleed for this and badly. It has already started to flow. Ironically, those behind this bill may have provided the spark for federal legislation that addresses this issues responsibly.

4/30/2010 9:23 PM  

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