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Amnesty International USA Appalled at Arizona Immigration Law

WASHINGTON - Vienna Colucci, senior
advisor for Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement in
response to the immigration law recently signed by Arizona Governor Jan

“Amnesty International is appalled that
Governor Brewer signed into law a bill that will surely increase racial
profiling, arbitrary arrests and detentions in the state.

“The governor abdicated her
to protect the human rights of every individual in Arizona…not just
who look ‘American.’


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“The law is both cruel and misguided.  A
vast majority of police officers in Arizona opposed the bill, fearing
enforcement will drastically undermine their communication with
of color, thereby placing not only these communities, but all Arizonans,
in greater jeopardy.
“Human rights exist regardless of
ethnicity or immigration status. Governor Brewer ignored this truth to
the detriment of every individual who passes through or lives in the

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace
grassroots activist organization with more than 2.8 million supporters,
activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for
rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses,
and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice,
freedom, truth and dignity are denied


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