For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
Rodriguez, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, just wrote the piece "Arizona: This Is What Apartheid Looks Like," which states: "Those who think that there’s an immigration crisis in Arizona are correct, however, this is but part of the story. The truth is, a civilizational clash is being played out in the same state in which the state legislature questions the birthplace and legitimacy of President Barack Obama and where Sen. John McCain competes with Senate hopeful, J.D. Hayworth, to see who is the most anti-immigrant.
"It is also the same state that several years ago denied a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. and that today permits virtually anyone -- on the basis of trumped-up fear -- to carry concealed weapons anywhere."
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