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S.D. School District Considers Warning Students, Parents Against Travel to Arizona

— The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education will on Tuesday consider warning its students and parents against travel to Arizona, where a new immigration law was recently adopted.

A resolution proposed by school board President Richard Barrera condemns the legislation, demands its repeal, and cautions students and family from spending time in Arizona "due to the risk they may face in being subjected to inappropriate and unlawful scrutiny.''

The new Arizona law allows local law enforcement officers there to question people on their immigration status if they have been stopped for any other reasonable cause, has been condemned by political bodies from the San Diego City Council to the Obama administration.

However, polls consistently show support for Arizona among most of the public, with the federal government catching blame for failing to stop illegal immigration.

According to the proposed resolution scheduled to be taken up at a meeting Tuesday evening, 44 percent of SDUSD students are Hispanic and 75 percent are non-white.

Those students could "potentially be targeted and harassed by law enforcement officials in Arizona as 'reasonably suspect' if they fall into a stereotype held by law enforcement officers,'' the resolution states.

"The law undermines fundamental civil rights and civil liberties, and poses a special threat to people of color who live in and travel through Arizona,'' it says.

The resolution states that the new law "criminalizes unlawful presence.''

The San Diego City Council passed a resolution last week condemning Arizona's immigration stance. Only Councilman Carl DeMaio dissented.

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path | May 10, 2010 at 10:39 a.m. ― 6 years, 10 months ago

People come to the USA for a job and to get ahead, sometimes they bring their family and stay, others use the money they make to get themselves ahead and then return to Mexico. Well over $1,000,000.00 per day is sent back to families so they also can get ahead.

This is a great idea, it should be easier to do this without it being against the law.

The laws in this country are what makes being able to work and make money possible.

When persons who are NOT entering the country to work and get ahead come here and break serious laws this bad behavior causes trouble for all parties.
The regular citizen who are here lawfully
Those just trying to have a life impossible in Mexico
Those coming here to kidnap, murder, sell drugs etc.

Phoenix and Mexico City are not neck and neck in the murder/kidnapping department. Mexico City is ahead and that is because of our laws. These laws have to be kept.

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