Skip to comments.ADL Files Brief Opposing 'Misguided' Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 06/22/2010 9:09:16 PM PDT by Grandma Conservative
Phoenix, AZ, June 22, 2010 Calling Arizona's restrictive new law on immigration, "ill-conceived and misguided," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for Arizona in an effort to stop the legislation from going into effect.
Miriam Weisman, ADL Arizona Regional Chair, and Bill Straus, ADL Arizona Regional Director, issued the following statement:
Rather than making Arizona more secure, we believe this law will have the opposite effect. Fear of heightened law enforcement scrutiny about immigration status will deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police, making it significantly more difficult for police to do their jobs.
We understand that secure borders are a legitimate concern, but SB 1070 does not effectively address that concern. Rather, this bill drives a wedge between the Latino community - whose members are frequent targets of bias-motivated violence - and those local law enforcement agencies entrusted with protecting them.
The bill is a manifestation of anger and frustration, fueled by exaggerated fears of violence and passed against a backdrop of increasing xenophobia. It is ill-conceived, misguided, and should not be implemented.
ADL is a longtime advocate of communitypolice partnerships to prevent, investigate and solve hate and bias-motivated crimes. The League's brief was prepared with the assistance of David J. Bodney and Peter S. Kozinets of the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
Misguided law just like the federal law that AZ copied is misguided also????
Misguided Jews - useful idiots for Obama.
“Calling all traitors”
bill is a manifestation of anger and frustration, fueled by exaggerated fears of violence and passed against a backdrop of increasing xenophobia deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police
What a load of CRAP!
There is no safe way to pick up crap from the clean end; this is why we have toilets and community sewage services.
Take off your masks, ADL...you, too, SPLC and ACLU...Obama and the Democrats already did, they are far-Left Marxists who want to use Cloward-Piven to destroy capitalism for a system they rule, called Communism.
Adding 10 million new Democratic voters could force Lady Liberty to move to Marxism.
And they will be there to “help”.
The libs count on arguments like these, which are pushed by the media and rarely disputed, to discourage any strict law enforcement, including anti-terrorism efforts.
This argument needs to be confronted head-on. How many will be "deterred" from coming forward? A majority of victimes and witnesses? What is the evidence for this?
The new AZ law is intended to check the status of those who are already suspected of committing other crimes. If enforced in a logical and focused manner, it will deter many criminals from doing the crimes in the first place.
Any community, no matter its racial composition, should welcome crime reduction. The ADL should butt out of AZ. Just let them try the new law, they support it by 3:1 and the status quo is pretty awful.
Sort of like you can try to polish a turd but it is still a turd?
ADL is controlled by loons. They should rejoice and get down on their hands and knees because AZ is no longer allowing such platoons of criminals and law-breakers to run wild, raping, killing, drugging, and allowing others to enslave masses of people.
RULE OF LAW, ADL == what’s so hard for you to understand?... or do you just WANT chaos and killings, and rapes, enslavement, drugs, etc. Where’s your compassion for the REAL victims==the American taxpayers.
As if illegals are already doing that? What nonsense.
Huge swathes of people just need to STFU once in a while.
Or grow some common sense. I fear niether will happen any time soon.
I'm with you. This argument is CRAP, and I'm really getting tired of hearing it.
Everyone is sleazing their way out from under the rocks to get into the act. This is starting to look more like an attack on “whitey” than it is an attack on Arizona.
ADL is a libtard outfit and libtard Jews looking to be like Rahm Emmanual.....
Lawdy, we dasn’t alienate the aliens!!
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