The ACLU and its partners today filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of young immigrants who came to the United States as children -- known as "Dreamers" -- to challenge Arizona's latest attempt to makes the lives of immigrants in the state unlivable.
When we relieve citizens of their obligations to the government and each other and relieve those who govern from needing to consult voters, we weaken citizenship. What we may save in tax dollars today we may lose in democracy tomorrow.
As Esperanza asked what I thought she could do, I found myself paralyzed. Esperanza asked if she could call the police. A chill went through my spine as the lawyer in me carefully answered that I did not think that was safe under HB 56.
It is disingenuous at best for the Republican Party to say out of one corner of their mouth that our immigration system is broken, then do everything they can to stop any wholesale fix. Our states and our country deserve better.