Will Masses Show to Protest Immigration Law?

By David Schoetz

Apr 30, 2010 5:42pm

We'll find out soon enough. It is the eve of what may be large scale marches in up to 70 cities tomorrow to protest Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070. Read the law in its entirety HERE. The main point of outrage has been a requirement of authorities to question people about their immigration status with only the slightest suspicion they are here illegally. The language was tweaked slightly today in the final hours of the Arizona legislature to make it "crystal clear" that there will be no racial profiling. But critics still believe the law will be used for just that in a border state struggling with an immigration problem. Four years ago, more than a million people across the country came out to protest federal legislation many considered anti-immigration. Since, immigration activists has become a bit more splintered and crowds have been much smaller. The Arizona law has certainly redirected attention to controversy. Yesterday, my colleague Scott Mayerowitz had this story about a move to boycott the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Phoenix. HERE is a report about legal action that could delay the immigration law. And HERE is White House senior advisor David Axelrod on "GMA" talking about what looks like a longshot possibility of federal immigration legislation and Arizona's law, which he called "misguided."

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