United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dismayed at Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

WASHINGTON, DC –– The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), representing the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and over 200 local Hispanic chambers of commerce nationwide, expressed its grave disappointment at the Arizona state legislature for passing a law that will jeopardize the safety of Arizona communities and result in the racial profiling of Latinos.

If signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer, S.B. 1070 – the so-called “Safe Neighborhoods” bill – would require state and local police to pursue every person suspected of being an undocumented immigrant, rather than keeping our communities safe from violent crimes. The legislation was opposed by police chiefs from throughout the state because it would certainly discourage immigrants and their families from reporting crimes or serving as witnesses. Read More »