NO RACIAL PROFILING IN MISSISSIPPI
This week, our own state Senate Judiciary Committee is convening at the state capitol to discuss potential immigration legislation. Some lawmakers have proposed introducing legislation similar to Arizona's controversial SB1070. This law would require every police officer to ask people for their papers based only on some undefined "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country unlawfully. To avoid arrest, citizens and non-citizens will effectively have to carry their "papers" at all times.
ACLU legal teams and the U.S. Department of Justice brought lawsuits against Arizona's extreme law, and a federal judge has blocked its harshest provisions from taking effect. The ACLU of Mississippi will work to stop such a law from coming here. But we need you to take action, too.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Send an email to the Judiciary Committee: No Racial Profiling in Mississippi.
Attend the Hearings:
September 28, 10:00 a.m. in room 216.
ACLU-MS Executive Director, Nsombi Lambright, will speak around 9:00 a.m.
September 29, 9:00 a.m. in room 216.