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Statement from Congressman Rube Hinojosa on the Supreme Court Ruling of Arizona "Anti-Immigration" Law


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Following the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, the 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement:

"The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Arizona "anti-immigration" law does not go far enough in preventing the unjust harassment of anyone who looks Latino or sounds 'foreign.' Letting stand a provision that requires police to check someone's status because they "suspect" them of coming into the country illegally is preposterous. In this Arizona law scenario your Hispanic grandmother or little brother can be walking to the corner grocery store and be stopped and questioned if they merely "look suspicious." Our Constitution must guarantee that all people - no matter where they were born or what color skin they have are afforded the same basic rights and treated equally. While I am pleased that some of this unconstitutional law was defeated, it still leaves the door open for bigotry and harassment to prevail."

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15)

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