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The Americas does not accept the immigration law of Arizona, is discriminatory.

 Following statements of rejection and disagreement by numerous permanent representatives of member countries regarding the law adopted in Arizona, Secretary General Insulza said that “this is an issue of concern to all citizens of the Americas, beginning with the citizens of the United States, a country with a very rich tradition of immigration and respect for immigrants who have come to lead a better life.”

The head of the OAS highlighted that movement of people across its borders represents one of the great challenges for the United States, which receives about 80% of the hemisphere’s migrants, and he warned against the possibility of creating an environment of discrimination in a State with a high population of Hispanic origin. He also added that “the rich tradition we all admire, of recognizing immigrants in the United States has been harmed, undermined.”

The Secretary General recognized the efforts of the U.S. government to legislate on this matter in a constructive way, recognizing the positive contributions of immigrants. “This has been a painful moment, difficult for everyone, and it is why we recognize and salute with energy the way in which the government of President Barack Obama has reacted faced with this fact. For our part, we are going to follow up and always act with greater unity of purpose because I believe that all of us here present share the problems this law creates,” he concluded.

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WASHINGTON – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and various member states of the Organization today expressed concerns during a session of the Permanent Council about the legal measures recently adopted by the State of Arizona in the United States.

 Members of the Organization of American States are complaining about the new immigration law in Arizona. After listening to complaints from members countries, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza is calling the law “an issue of concern to all citizens of the Americas, beginning with the citizens of the United States.”Insulza praised President Barack Obama’s reaction to the Arizona law, which allows police to question people they think might be illegals and arrest them if they cannot prove they are in the country legally. Obama says the law was “poorly conceived” and “not the right way to go. READ MORE HERE

One Response to The Americas does not accept the immigration law of Arizona, is discriminatory.

  1. Arizona Citizen

    May 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Arizona lawmakers have approved changes to the state’s controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants. The changes were designed to answer charges made by protesters that it will lead to racial profiling by police. The original law stated police can conduct an immigration status check during any quote “lawful contact,” if they have reasonable suspicion a person is an illegal immigrant. It replaces “lawful contact” with “lawful stop, detention or arrest,” clarifying police may not stop people without cause. The revised law also removes the word “solely” from the phrase “The attorney general or county attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race, color or national origin.” Read the new Arizona Immigration Law