Hispanic-rights leaders say they’re targeting locals and tourists alike with a billboard warning of Arizona’s new immigration law.
The billboard cautions: “Have your papers ready – Racial profiling just ahead.”
The group behind the billboard in central Phoenix, at 3rd Street and Camelback Road, is Culver City, Calif.-based Brave New Foundation. The groups says it paid for the outdoor advertisement through donations to the Facebook page of a group called Cuéntame.
Cuéntame is an online immigration forum that has focused on Arizona’s new SB1070 law. Their Facebook page has over 38,000 “fans.”
Actor Martin Sheen speaks out on a Cuéntame video, calling SB1070 a “backward law”:
We cannot be silent as we see our friends and family live in fear and uncertainty, persecuted by leaders, who are using them as a tool for political purposes.
He asks people to sign Cuéntame’s petition, demanding Arizona lawmakers to overturn SB1070 and pledging to boycott the state.
See Sheen’s video below:
Earlier this year, Brave New Foundation posted an online video in which a Phoenix police officer said the law would make him feel like a Nazi. Officer Paul Dobson was then placed under internal investigation and is expected to face some type of minor discipline.
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