Selected Utah legislators, in concert with area legal experts and members of the faith community, invite you to join us as we express our concerns about recent calls by local public officials to repeal provisions of the 14th amendment related to birthright citizenship. Speakers will address the legal and constitutional ramifications of such a proposal, the history behind the 14th amendment and its current relevancy, and what this says about us as a people of varied faiths, as well as our collective humanity.
When: Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
Where: This is the Place Monument (near the main monument)
2601 East Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City
The event begins at Noon (but please try to get there by 11:45 as we are handing out country of origin flag lapel stickers and American flags to all attendees) at the main monument at This is the Place. We are asking folks not to bring signs and placards as we want our presence as a diverse peoples to be the main commentary at this event.
Would love to have you all, as well as others join us; we are desperately trying to reach all possibly interested persons and will inevitably miss someone because of the rush in putting this together. Please help us spread the word.
Click here to listen to Paul Mero’s insightful comments on the misguided attempt to revise the 14th Amendment.
Read more about an Arizona judge’s decision to at least temporarily halt implementation of the most dangerous provisions of SB 1070:
Check out EUC members, Isabel Rojas and Marina Lowe, being quoted in this New America Media article entitled “Mormon Church Under Pressure on Immigration”. What do you think? Should the LDS Church take a position on immigration and do you think it could impact the debate in our state?
Chief Burbank is truly a hero on both the local and national scale. It takes great leadership, courage, and heart to do what Chief Burbank has done. Read about how Chief Burbank gets some much deserved praise from local Latino leaders here.
An anonymous group has sent an “illegal immigrant list” to law enforcement and news media, scaring local families. You can read more about this on the Des News and Salt Lake Tribune.
The ACLU of Utah today issued a Travel Alert for all Utahns who are traveling to Arizona for the July Fourth holiday weekend. The recent racial profiling anti-immigrant law passed in that state poses a serious threat to the civil liberties of anyone passing through Arizona – but especially those who appear to be from a different country.
Full Travel Alert – with tips for if you are stopped >>
Press release >> English / Spanish
Access the ACLU’s Mobile “Bust Card” >>
FAQs about the Arizona Law >>
Reserve your Webinar seat now! https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/783639904
Eastern 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Central 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Mountain 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Pacific 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Please join us for a webinar on S.B. 1070 featuring the lead lawyers from the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, NILC and MALDEF that have brought a class action lawsuit challenging the Arizona law.
The webinar will explain the main provisions of Arizona’s new law requiring police to demand papers from those they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S. and describe the class action lawsuit, Friendly House et al. v. Whiting, that challenges the law. The lawsuit is filed by a coalition of civil rights groups that also includes the NAACP, Asian Pacific Legal Center (APALC), and National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON).
This webinar is sponsored by Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and co-sponsors:
* ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
* the National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
* American Immigration Council (AIC)
* Detention Watch Network (DWN)
* Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) and
* the National Immigration Project of the NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD (NIPNLG)
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