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DETROIT - The UAW issued this statement regarding today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reject most - but not all - of Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's anti-immigration law:
"Today, the United States Supreme Court rejected much of Arizona's divisive immigration law, which attacks the civil and human rights of people in the United States. In their decision, the out-of-touch court failed to protect the constitutional rights of Arizona's families by leaving in place the most dangerous provision: the 2b 'racial profiling' provision," said UAW President Bob King.
"We're confident that ultimately all provisions of this ineffective law will be rejected and struck down. However, in the meantime, it's clear that Arizona's path is the wrong one to take, and no states should take this unworkable approach that is contrary to our values," King added.
"What makes us great as a country is our fundamental belief that our diversity makes us stronger, and it is something to be cultivated and respected so that together we can accomplish the impossible," he said.
"The UAW stands in support of President Obama and his stance to continue pushing for true immigration reform, and we call on Congress to pass comprehensive reform that protects workers and includes a path to citizenship," said King.