December 4, 2020         
Scary Mommy And Huggies® Partner To Launch New Series "Up Early Tonight" To Stream On Hulu   •   DYSIS Announces Medicare Reimbursement Rates for the New Add-On CPT Code 57465, Which Can Be Used for DYSIS Smart Colposcopy, Ef   •   Global Advisor, Colleen Goggins, Joins ZO® Skin Health's Board Of Directors Following Majority Investment By Blackstone   •   Byron Allen To Launch TheGrio.TV As An Over-The-Air Broadcast Television Network And Free Digital Streaming App To Target Africa   •   AEO Updates Payment of Deferred First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.1375 Per Share, Due to Strong Financial Condition   •   Burns & Levinson Closes Strategic Growth Investment for GA Foods   •   Grant Thornton named one of Working Mother’s Top Companies for Executive Women   •   DDB Latina Celebrates Its Third Time Named As The Most Creative Network At El Ojo de Iberoamerica   •   Direct Agents Announces Polycultural Offering   •   Nexus Pharmaceuticals Announces Diversity Certification   •   Communitech’s Fierce Founders Uplift: Levelling the Playing Field and Shattering Glass Ceilings   •   MTV Entertainment Group Launches New Initiative to Fuel the Creation of More BIPOC and Women Owned and Operated Production Compa   •   2021 Donate Life Floral Sculpture to Honor Donation and Transplantation Professionals as Donation Healthcare Heroes on New Year&   •   Ellevate Network Rolls Out Second Iteration of Annual Raise Her Voice Campaign In Honor of International Women's Day and Nationa   •   Gloriae Dei Cantores' Musical Advent Calendar is Available for Listening All the Way to Christmas!   •   Greenberg Traurig Mexico City Achieves 100% Score on the Human Rights Campaign Equidad MX LGBTQ+ Survey   •   BioAesthetics Announces University Clinical Study for its Nipple Reconstruction Graft   •   Ulta Beauty Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results   •   BEERMKR Home Brewing System Is a Beer Lovers Dream Holiday Gift   •   Ministers Qualtrough and Bains explore opportunities to improve accessibility requirements for buildings in Canada
Bookmark and Share

Five Anti-Immigrant Bills Halted In Arizona Senate

PHOENIX, AZ - In an unprecedented turn, ten Republican state legislators broke party lines to help defeat five anti-immigrant bills heard in the Arizona Senate.  Among the bills heard were SB1308 and SB1309, two bills that would redefine Arizona citizenship and attempt to challenge birthright citizenship as defined by the United States Constitution; SB1405, which would require hospital officials to acquire immigration status before providing care; SB1407, which requires schools to collect immigration data on students; and finally SB1611, Senate President Russell Pearce’s expansive 30 page immigration omnibus bill.

Advocates were joined by thousands of Arizonan’s speaking against the legislation. Earlier this week, businesses leaders from across Arizona joined in condemning state immigration legislation with a strong letter to Sen. Pearce.  The group of 60 CEOs and organizational leaders cited the untold consequences that anti-immigrant policies have on local businesses and Arizona tourism.

“These are major wins for the fight for a better Arizona,” said Jennifer Allen, Executive Director of Border Action Network, a human rights organization in the state.  “Faith leaders, business owners, law enforcement, health care workers, school and university employees and everyday community members are speaking out and pushing back, and we will continue to put pressure on the legislature.”

“These bills are a waste of our time, our money and our resources,” Allen continued, “and it’s time for our legislators to focus on making Arizona strong, and to implement the real solutions for our state and our children’s futures: health care, jobs, education and public safety.”



Border Action Network formed in 1999 and works with immigrant and border communities in Arizona to ensure that our rights are respected, our human dignity upheld and that our communities are safe and healthy places to live. We are a membership-based organization that combines grassroots community organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and litigation.



STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News