Linda Burnham

Linda Burnham is a longtime social justice activist and writer, a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus, and co-founder of the Women of Color Resource Center.

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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:02pm
Arizona Rising
Summer is always hot in Arizona, but the summer of 2010 may be hotter than any in recent memory. On April 23, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the toughest bill on immigration today. This legislation, SB1070, grants police officers the power to stop and interrogate anyone they suspect is an undocumented immigrant. In other words, local authorities are given license to racially profile any individual. If they are unable to verify their citizenship, they can be arrested and fined $500 on the spot.
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