SB 1070 back in the news: What would Libya do?

2010-08-31T14:00:00Z 2010-08-31T14:17:23Z SB 1070 back in the news: What would Libya do?StarNet Arizona Daily Star
August 31, 2010 2:00 pm  • 

Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law is back in the headlines - and this time, it's more than a federal case.

Not content with referring Arizona's SB 1070 to federal court review, the Obama administration included a mention of the immigration law in a human rights report to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The international body includes some nations that are sometimes cited in reports by international advocacy agencies as habitual violators of human rights themselves: Cuba, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and others.  (Here's a link to the full membership list.)

Find the link to a PDF of the U.S. report nearby. Arizona's SB 1070 is in paragraph 95.

In its federal court challenge to SB 1070, the Obama administration did not allege human rights violations.

The issue puts Gov. Jan Brewer is back in the national media spotlight. The accompanying video from Fox News features the Republican governor and State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley.

What's your opinion? Vote in the accompanying poll

 

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