Ominous SB-1070 Letters to Az. Companies: ‘Fair Warning, Last Chance and Take Heed’
July 15, 2010
(ChattahBox)–On the heels of a mysterious letter containing the names and personal information of 1,300 “illegal immigrants” mailed to Utah media and law enforcement officials, another anonymous anti-immigration mailing has caused concern in Arizona. Letters were sent out to Southern Arizona businesses containing a copy of SB 1070 with the warning, “Effective July 29th, fair warning, last chance and take heed.”
Arizona’s harsh anti-immigration law, which promotes racial profiling, makes it a crime to be in the state without proof of residency. Law enforcement officials are required to ask for proof of citizenship, based on reasonable suspicion, during an arrest, detention or lawful stop.
Arizona’s defense of its draconian anti-immigration law has created a climate of bigotry and fear, resulting in boycotts of the state.
Agency spokeswoman Carol Capas, said “The sheriff’s office wishes to assure the public that these mailings did not come from the sheriff’s office.”