For Immediate Release
June 25, 2012
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“Today’s 5-3 decision to strike down the key parts of Arizona’s immigration law by the U.S. Supreme Court is moving the dialogue in the right direction,” Mayor Menino said “This shows a commitment to the well-being of immigrants, who seek the full protection of its law, rather than focusing on arresting and deporting people for minor immigration charges.”
“America is the land of opportunity and whether we are talking about an older or newer wave of immigrants, most of them are coming to the U.S. with a similar goal, the promise of a better life.”
Mayor Menino today reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the controversial State of Arizona enacted statute called the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, often referred to a S.B. 1070, which dictated the role of local law enforcement and specific arrest authority within Arizona’s strict law to target illegal immigrants.