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U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett Statement On Supreme Court's Arizona Immigration Law Decision

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, following the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a former Texas Supreme Court Justice, issued the following statement:

"The Court rightly rejected 3/4th of the Arizona law as unconstitutional, while reserving the right to reconsider implementation of the remaining provision. That remaining "show me your papers" rule is very troubling. Its implementation should be reevaluated because of racial profiling. Today's decision only underlines the need for prompt, comprehensive immigration reform--write the DREAM Act into law for youth and let those immigrants, who have been longstanding, law abiding, tax paying residents, pay a penalty and get in line to become citizens.

"Even Rick Perry said the Arizona law was not right for Texas. Thankfully the Court said it was wrong for America."


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