And justice for all: Students fight SB 1070 in Arizona


I’ve been getting reports from the ground in Phoenix, Arizona, where thousands of people are gathered to call for the veto of SB 1070. The community is truly coming together around this effort.

Earlier today, nearly one thousand local high school and college students walked out of their classes in protest of the bill that would mandate racial profiling in the state of Arizona.

Dozens of Phoenix police officers escorted more than 1,000 Maryvale and Trevor Browne High School students along their route to the Capitol. (via KTAR.com)

The students, chanting U-S-A  and carrying American flags, are those caught in the cross-fire of this impending bill. Many of these students represent mixed-status families, who could potentially be torn apart if SB 1070 were to pass.

Activists from as far away as Southern California have arrived on the scene, to stand with the protestors in front of Governor Jan Brewer’s office at the capitol. Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, arrived on the scene just as the student protestors were filing into the capitol square.

I am blessed to be surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of high school and college students in Arizona. Powerful and gutsy young people walked out of their classes to be here. We arrived as they arrived. We chanted, we marched and now in a circle of unity they share their testimonies as immigrants and children of immigrants. They led an impromptu pledge of allegiance led by a student in uniform. They screamed when they finished ” and justce for all”! Things have to change and they will!

And justice for all. We are with you in spirit.

(picture via NAKASEC)

7 responses to “And justice for all: Students fight SB 1070 in Arizona

  1. Pingback: And justice for all: Students fight SB 1070 in Arizona « Reform Immigration For America

  2. There are many Americans living in Mexico so it isn’t really that frightening to go there to live, is it.
    And many American kids live overseas while their parents serve in the military. They adjust and you kids will too.

  3. almost all students from metro tech high school went. We were the first school to get there. I thank all students that went and made this possible. Say no to SB1070

  4. this isnt over, we have just begun. this weekend we will protest and we will be heard. thiss law is injust! people will be afraid to call the police. more people will lose jobs. if your dieing where will you go? the hospital cannot admit you. RACIAL PROFIELING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. SI SE PUEDE/ YES WE CAN.

  5. When and where is the next protest in Arizona? I’d love to be a part of it in fighting for immigration rights.

  6. Jesus Mejia

    Whatever happened to the values of humanity,
    Whatever happened to the fairness in equality,
    Instead in spreading love we’re spreading animosity,
    Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity.

    -B.E.P.

  7. Jesus Mejia

    Whatever happened to the values of humanity,
    Whatever happened to the fairness in equality,
    Instead in spreading love we’re spreading animosity,
    Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity..

    -B.E.P.

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