The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has released a bilingual phone app that allows people to quickly and easily report racial profiling stemming from S.B. 1070, the state’s controversial immigration law. Despite the fact that the US Supreme Court struck down multiple provisions of the law back in 2012, Arizona police are still allowed to enforce the “show me your papers” provision. The app, “ACLU-AZ Stop SB1070,” helps users to report law enforcement abuse of the immigration law, including the name of the agency, the date, location and description of the incident. It also provides users with information about their legal rights.
The app is part of a campaign by the ACLU of Arizona to document the impact of the law. The campaign includes a hotline to report abuses, a YouTube channel with people testifying about their experiences under S.B. 1070, and an online map tracking the complaints, at www.acluazmap.org .
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