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July 29, 2010

HACU praises decision on Arizona
anti-immigration law

 

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) praised Wednesday’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to issue a preliminary injunction preventing several key sections of Arizona's new immigration law from going into effect.

“We are pleased with the judge’s decision that strikes some of the more egregious sections of SB 1070,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.  “We hope that as the appeals process proceeds, higher-level courts will reaffirm Judge Bolton’s decision conclusively and expeditiously.”

To view the ruling (PDF), click here.

On April 23, HACU issued a statement denouncing the Arizona anti-immigration legislation signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. A letter was sent to President Obama to request immediate suspension of any potentially unjust enforcement of federal immigration laws in Arizona as a result of this new legislation. HACU called on the President and the U.S. Congress to act now on Comprehensive Immigration Reform to secure the protection of the rights of all Americans.

HACU also joined Unite Arizona, a broad coalition of the nation’s largest Latino organizations united to fight Arizona’s SB 1070.

“In light of Judge Bolton’s decision, we hope that Congress and the White House will move forward with long-overdue immigration bills, including the DREAM Act,” said Flores.

HACU has convened a national coalition that includes numerous national collegiate associations and civil rights organizations to advocate for federal comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act before the end of this year.  For information, visit http://www.actonthedream.org/

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5/6/2010 - HACU joins "Unite Arizona"

4/23/2010 - HACU denounces new Arizona anti-immigration law