Friday, July 16, 2010

Praying for the Bill

The first of what promises to be a series of lawsuits aimed at stopping SB 1070, Arizona’s new immigration bill took place in Federal Court in Phoenix Thursday. This one was brought by a Phoenix police officer who said the law is unconstitutional because it will force him to use racial profiling to determine a person’s immigration status.  

Protesters from both pro and anti 1070 camps came to the courthouse to express their view. The pro 1070 protesters gathered in a circle in prayer before the hearing started.