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Gwen Moore Statement on SCOTUS Immigration Decision


Location: Washington, DC

Today Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court striking down three of the four provisions in the Arizona immigration law:

"I am pleased that the Supreme Court moved to strike down three of the four provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law. However, I remain disappointed that the Court acted to uphold the "show me your papers' provision of the Arizona law. Allowing local law enforcement officers to check an individual's immigration status will shift the focus of police resources away from community safety and create an environment where racial profiling is much more likely to occur. As co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, I am particularly concerned with this provision because it could make it more difficult for immigrant women, children and other victims to come forward when they are in serious danger.

"Enforcement-only policies have failed in the past and will continue to fail at the expense of our future country's civil rights, economic security and community safety. It is my hope that Congress can break through the gridlock and pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform. It is more important than ever to fix our broken immigration system in a way that is fair, humane and responsible for all."

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