ACLU Issues Travel Warning for Arizona


POSTED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 5:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:46pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is warning El Pasoans that those traveling to Arizona should know their rights after Governor Jan Brewer signed the controversial SB-1070.

They said even though the law doesn't go into effect until the end of the month, they warn travelers of potential racial profiling and say that if you're questioned on your legal status upon entering Arizona, you should have identification on you but you have the right to remain silent.

"We are not endorsing a boycott in any way," said Dotty Griffith, public education director for the ACLU."What we are endorsing is that people know their rights when traveling in Arizona."

The union has already filed a lawsuit against Arizona's new law.

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OH so now their not boycotting anymore but rather giving out information about the law and other ones as well. Who says people can't learn and adapt.

So let me get this straight. Your saying i'm going to be racially profiled when my identification card is asked for with my registration and insuarance, but be afraid to show my permanent residency card as the law requires since before all this even happpend?

Why dont you educate your audience on that little law as well.

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