Mr. Steinberg, there are huge civil rights violators in YOUR own state. Look HERE first. Do the names: Pechanga, Picayune, Enterprise, Robinson, San Pascual, Los Coyotes mean ANYTHING to you. NO? The have your staff follow this blog, sir. Forget about Arizona, that state is NONE OF YOUR DAMN Business. They have elected politicians in that state. Protect the local California INDIANS who have HAD THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS violated ALREADY. Why worry about illegal aliens from another country. LOOK INWARD, tell your leadership to no longer support tribes that VIOLATED the civil and human rights already.
California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said today he has asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to work with him to review all state contracts with Arizona and possibly break them because of Arizona's new immigration police law. OP: BREAK contact with tribes, no longer have meetings at their hotels, don't take their political donations,
"That bill is a gross civil-rights violation. We hope it will be overturned by the courts quickly," said the Sacramento Democrat, who sent a letter to Schwarzenegger today. OP: There is NO violation, the bill hasn't taken effect. Meanwhile, elders are abused, health care taken away, voting rights cancelled, in your own back yard.
The new Arizona law requires local police officers to demand proof of legal status in the United States when officers believe there is reasonable suspicion that someone is an illegal immigrant. Latino and immigrant rights groups say the law will lead to racial profiling and vow to sue to stop it. OP: Meanwhile, tribes are violating tribal constitutions with impugnity, using LESS THAN reasonble suspicion to accuse people they DON'T LIKE.
"It's a civil-rights issue whenever you set somebody aside because of the color of their skin or where they come from," said Steinberg, who is a lawyer. "And that applies to both legal immigrants, citizens and undocumented immigrants. I mean, how do you define reasonable suspicion? There's only one way under that law. And it's somebody who looks Mexican. Period."
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