Friday, April 23, 2010

Obama on the Arizona Immigration Bill 2010

From Cesar Espinoza:

FYI President Obama Spoke about the Situation in Arizona and the reason why we need immigration reform! WE need Action now!

Please support the veto of Arizona Bill 1070 by signing signing a petition at

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Contact: Marco Loera 602-373 3859 and Chris Newman,

Media Availabilities for Pablo Alvarado, director of NDLON in Phoenix Arizona

This morning, the President spoke about SB 1070. He is reported to have said the following:

"Indeed, our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to the irresponsibility of others. That includes efforts like the recent measure in Arizona, which threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.

In fact, I have instructed members of my Administration to closely monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation. But if we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country."

The following is the reaction of Pablo Alvarado, director of NDLON:

"Actions speak louder than words. Today, we will likely know if Governor Brewer will sign legislation that tries to take Arizona back a generation. If she does, all eyes will turn to the President to see what, if anything, he does to move us forward again. On Sunday, a large rally is planned in Phoenix if the bill is signed into law. We hope President Obama can join us at that rally to announce swift action the federal government will take to protect the civil rights of its residents."

For more information, please see

From Aurora Grajeda in San Francisco, more phone numbers, articles, and web sites on the Arizona issue:

To Request a Veto: Call AZ's Gov. Brewer 602-542-4331, a real person will answer and say: "I am calling to ask the Governor to VETO SB 1070" (say thank you and then hang up, if you hear msg. that switchboard is busy due to high volume of calls, do not hang up, it will continue to call repeatedly, hang in there until you get through)

Also, Call President Obama 202-456-1111, after a short message a real person will answer and say:
"My message to the President is that - if SB-1070 passes in Arizona, his Administration is going to go down in History as the Administration that turned Arizona into Apartheid Arizona" (say thank you and then hang up)

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The World is watching, from The Guardian UK: Arizona anti-immigration measures are misguided, warns Barack Obama, Friday 23 April 2010 19.03 BST

President orders scrutiny of civil rights implications as Latinos organize protest rallies in Phoenix

The Man Behind Arizona's Toughest Immigrant Laws
If Arizona State Rep. Russell Pearce has his way, citizenship would no longer be automatic for everyone born on U.S. soil. Pearce is the man behind some of the toughest state immigration laws in recent years. So far he's pushed through a dozen or so pieces of legislation and he's prepared to keep fighting.

1 comment:

Montana said...

Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat War profiteering contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.