April 26, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Arizona’s tough new immigration law has renewed calls for Washington to reform federal immigration laws, and protesters decried the state’s action as a violation of civil rights at a rally on Sunday in the state’s capital.
Representative Luis Gutierrez, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, called the new Arizona rule that police determine if people are in the country illegally a “serious civil rights catastrophe that Republicans in Arizona are unleashing on immigrants.”
“I am going there to let the people of Arizona know that they are not alone in fighting against bigotry and hatred,” said Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat.