Hispanic College Group Denounces Arizona Law

April 26, 2010

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities on Friday issued a statement denouncing a new Arizona law that authorizes police to seek identification papers from anyone who may be in the country illegally -- a measure that critics say will result in widespread ethnic profiling of Latinos, citizens and non-citizens alike. "This law will turn Arizona into a police state," said Antonio Flores, the president of HACU, in a statement. "It goes against our best traditions of welcoming and embracing people from all corners of the world who seek to contribute to our national prosperity and to achieve the American Dream." HACU had been considering holding an upcoming conference in Phoenix but will not consider the city as a result of the new law.

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