The student group MEChA de Brown is collecting signatures for a petition against Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, which grants broad police authority to detain anyone suspect of being in the country illegally. Critics of the law, concerned with potential civil rights violations, say it essentially sanctions racial profiling.
The Brown group’s petition, which currently has over 600 signatures, states:
“As an institution that stands for the indiscriminate treatment of all human beings, regardless of race or ethnicity, it is imperative that President Ruth Simmons, as a representative of Brown, stand alongside MEChA de Brown and express public disapproval for S.B. 1070.”