The Effects of AZ SB1070 on Arizona's Youth

A study was just released by the University of Arizona that "summarizes the perspectives of teachers, parents, and students themselves on how young people have been impacted by the law's passage."

Among the report's findings, "A school counselor who specializes in working with students who live without their parents reported that the number of students she served nearly doubled after the passage of SB 1070. She attributed much of this leap to the fact that many parents left the state and left their children behind to complete their schooling."  And, "A number of youth spoke of their reluctance to contact police when they otherwise might, out of a fear that police would call immigration authorities."

Is this really the America Arizonans wanted to create?  And keep in mind, the law hasn't been fully implemented due to a court injunction.  This is only part of the mess it's created so far.

You can read the full report here.

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