WORLD CAN’T WAIT CALLS ON EVERYONE TO PROTEST,
DISRESPECT, AND DISOBEY RACIST LAWS LIKE ARIZONA SB1070
There has been discrimination against immigrants in the U.S. for centuries.
Now Arizona makes it legal!
The state of Arizona just passed a law that requires police and other lawenforcement personnel to detain, question, and demand proof of legal residency ofanyone who they suspect could be anundocumented immigrant. The law requiresteachers to compile lists of suspected
immigrant children, directs emergency rooms to deny care to those who cannot prove citizenship or legal residence.
This law should alarm everyone who cares about humanity. Backers of the law blame immigrants for crime and unemployment of “real” Americans, as if immigrants are responsible for $1 trillion spent on Iraq and Afghanistan occupations, or for a system of international capital gone wild in exploiting the rest of the world.
The law strengthens the repression at the border, makes everyone have biometric ID’s, and creates a new class of temporary, easily-monitored workers who can be “used once and thrown away,” deported when their usefulness is over. It will split families, and already the largest ICE (immigration control) raid in Arizona history grabbed hundreds. Such laws will effect anyone who is not “white” and degrade those who are.
We must act to stop the spread of such racist laws. We’re glad one million people have joined a group on Facebook against this law, and that Black entertainers are starting a boycott, refusing to appear in Arizona.
Educators, healthcare workers, public employees, neighborhood groups
should not cooperate in turning anyone in, or in carrying or asking for ID.
No “Jim Crow” laws!
No “let me see your passbook” laws!
No “you must wear a yellow star” laws!