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.

The mysterious handwritten letters contained the return address of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, but law enforcement officials notified the public that the letters were fake.

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.”


Comments

3 Responses to “Ominous SB-1070 Letters to Az. Companies: ‘Fair Warning, Last Chance and Take Heed’”

  1. borderraven on July 16th, 2010 12:14 am

    You cannot say SB1070 promotes racial profiling, when the law as amended by HB2162 specifically forbids racial profiling.

    However, racial profiling and discrimination are specifically promoted in two areas of law enforcement — immigration and employment laws.

  2. Josh on July 16th, 2010 9:37 am

    What do you expect it’s fraking Arizona.

  3. Arizona Legislation Community on July 17th, 2010 2:03 pm

    The U.S. Justice Department is filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigrants. This sets the stage for a clash between the federal government and Arizona over the SB1070 immigration crackdown.

    Do you think the feds have a valid case? Are you happy that republican governor of Arizona will be spending millions of dollars in taxpayer money to defend they law?

    Share your opinion on all of Arizona’s political issues at http://www.azlegislation.com

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