ACLU issues alert for travelers to Arizona

Published: Thursday, July 1 2010 11:17 p.m. MDT

The Utah chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union joined the national ACLU Thursday in issuing an alert to Utah residents traveling to Arizona because of its new immigration law.

"It is unfortunate but likely that Utahns traveling in Arizona who happen to look 'foreign' are more likely to be stopped by the police for any number of minor violations, thereby giving law enforcement the opportunity to then demand their papers," said Marina Lowe, legislative and policy counsel of the ACLU of Utah.

Darcy Goddard, legal director of the ACLU of Utah, said, "We hope that Utah residents traveling in Arizona will be equipped with knowledge of their rights, so that should they encounter illegal harassment from law enforcement as a result of SB1070, they will be prepared."Utah ACLU issues alert for travelers to Arizona

The Utah chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union joined the national ACLU Thursday in issuing an alert to Utah residents traveling to Arizona because of its new immigration law.

"It is unfortunate but likely that Utahns traveling in Arizona who happen to look 'foreign' are more likely to be stopped by the police for any number of minor violations, thereby giving law enforcement the opportunity to then demand their papers," said Marina Lowe, legislative and policy counsel of the ACLU of Utah.

Darcy Goddard, legal director of the ACLU of Utah, said, "We hope that Utah residents traveling in Arizona will be equipped with knowledge of their rights, so that should they encounter illegal harassment from law enforcement as a result of SB1070, they will be prepared."

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