POSTED: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:10am
UPDATED: Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 11:43am
Las Cruces - Several civil rights organizations including LULAC are in Las Cruces today to announce their strategy to fight Arizona's new immigration law.
The League of United Latin American Citizens calls the Arizona law unconstitutional and a danger to civil liberties.
"We in New Mexico and across this nation are appalled by this egregious action," said New Mexico LULAC director Paul Martinez. "This law will exacerbate racial profiling with impunity. It is an unfounded mandate that will require law enforcement, if they form a 'reasonable suspicion' that someone is an illegal immigrant, to determine the persons' immigration status."
New Mexico LULAC with Somos un Pueblo, NAACP, New Mexico Federation of Labor and other civil rights organizations will hold a joint news conference in Las Cruces today to express concern and urge New Mexico Hispanics to protest Arizona's action.