Arizona immigration law racially motivated
United States, 21st July: Arizona immigration law smacks of racial bias, state several emails received and sent forward by a former American legislator.
Emails proved that the highly controversial and much debated Arizona immigration law is indeed biased and racially motivated.
What emails revealed—As per a recent report by ThinkProgress, racism is an integral part of the immigration legislation of Arizona.
At least a dozen of emails prove the fact This has led to a legal battle by several civil rights groups including ACLU(American Civil Liberties Union) asking to put a halt on such provision of the immigration law that asks for documents.
The provision has, meanwhile, been upheld recently by the US Supreme Court.
According to the claims by civil rights groups, all such written material including emails clearly show that the man behind the Arizona immigration law Ex-Senator Russell Pearce willingly accepted discriminatory and biased view.
The groups maintain that such a law, if approved, is going to result in racial discrimination.
Several emails do mention unnecessary problems associated with undocumented immigration. These include high costs, more strain on public services like health care and education due to undocumented immigration in this US state and increased rate of crime as well, the emails state.
And the ACLU further states that emails reveal a stark hostility towards undocumented immigrants, especially Hispanics. The groups have called to block the law’s provision from coming into effect.
Pearce denies all such allegations—Meanwhile, the founder of the immigration law, Pearce has plainly refuted all such charges against the immigration law of Arizona. He says the intent was certainly not any racial bias.
On the contrary, he clarified his stand saying the immigration law of Arizona does actually include several protections against racial discrimination.
He says it comes in as no surprise that civil rights groups are up in arms against him. It has been going around for years together, maintains Pearce, while referring to the opposition by the groups. And it will continue, he added.
Pearce has always wanted a ban on undocumented immigration in Arizona and has been repeatedly asking state as well as federal officials to put a complete stop on all such efforts of sneaking into the nation by undocumented aliens.