Statement by DANR President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona v. the United States
Washington, DC (June 25, 2012). The Dominican American National Roundtable and its National Council (NDAC) agree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to struck down some key provisions of Arizona’s immigration law, known as S. B. 1070, mandating that individuals cannot be detained solely to verify their immigration status.
However, the Court decision leaves intact questionable provisions of the law, including requiring local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be illegally in USA.
“DANR agrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling, but it is not sufficient to address current broken immigration system at the national level,” said Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, President of the Dominican American National Roundtable. “Instead of addressing the issue by executing unconstitutional state laws, the U.S. Congress should act immediately to enact comprehensive immigration reform.”
For a printable copy of the ruling, please click the following link. 120625_SCOTUS_Immigration_Decision