Immigrant Students from Miami Travel to Arizona to Meet Controversial Sheriff Arpaio, Known for his Racial Profiling tactics and Civil rights Violation

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Immigrant Students from Miami Travel to Arizona to Meet Controversial Sheriff Arpaio, Known for his Racial Profiling tactics and Civil rights Violation

PHOENIX, AZ - Today, after converging in
Phoenix, AZ with 100,000 people opposing Arizona’s anti-immigrant and
racial-profiling law SB1070, the Trail of DREAMs students who walked
from
Miami, FL to Washington, DC will attempt to meet with controversial
Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. As part of the meeting, they
will
ask President Barack Obama to immediately put an end to 287G as part of
their
demand to stop the separation of families and the deportations of
undocumented
students like them.

WHAT: Trail of DREAMs goes to the office of
controversial Sheriff Arpaio

WHEN: Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 10:30am

WHERE: Maricopa County Sheriff Office, 100
West
Washington, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ

“Sheriff Arpaio’s is reknown for his abuse of
power against immigrants, as we see with his racial-profiling tactics
and civil
rights violations which have even led to investigations by the Federal
Government and law suits by notable organizations such as the ACLU,”
explained Carlos Roa from the Trail of DREAMs.

Wearing their famous shirts that read
“Undocumented,” the students of the Trail of DREAMs have been in
Arizona for the past few days speaking to different community members
about the
need of discrediting racial profiling law SB1070, a product of President
Obama’s aggressive pursuit of problematic enforcement policies like 287g
and Secure Communities. “In our conversations with the people of
Arizona,
they always stress that the reign of terror under Sheriff Arpaio,
someone who
is suppose to defend and protect everyone regardless of their ethnicity,
creates fear throughout the community,” expressed Felipe Matos from the
Trail of DREAMs.

Wearing
their famous shirts that read “Undocumented,” the students of the
Trail of DREAMs have been in Arizona for the past few days talking to
different
community members about the need of discrediting racial profiling law
SB1070, a
product of the President Obama’s aggressive pursuit of problematic
enforcement policies like 287g and Secure Communities. “In our
conversations with the people of Arizona, they always stress that the
intense
enforcement-only actions of Sheriff Arpaio, someone who is suppose to
defend and
protect everyone regardless of their ethnicity, create fear throughout
the
community,” expressed Felipe Matos from the Trail of DREAMs

The Trail of DREAMs students will be going to
Sheriff
Arpaio’s office to share their stories as undocumented children and
youth.
For more information about the Trail of DREAMs, please visit www.trail2010.org  

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