Arizona Faculty Senate Calls for the Repeal of SB1070

The University of Arizona Faculty Senate passed the following resolutions denouncing SB1070 and calling for its repeal citing the harm it will do to their reputation as a welcoming academic environment for students, faculty, and staff. The resolution also acknowledges the potential for racial profiling and the harm that will do to the state’s and so too the university’s reputation.

University of Arizona Faculty Senate – May 3, 2010
Resolution 1 on SB 1070‐

The University of Arizona Faculty Senate expresses grave concern about Senate Bill 1070, especially its detrimental effects on our ability to attract and retain students, faculty and staff, who are avibrant and critical part of the UA community. Further, the UA Faculty Senate is concerned about the bill’s potential for racial
profiling by law enforcement, again a detriment to our sense of community and to our diverse history as a border state, creating a hostile and disruptive workplace for faculty and staff and an unwelcoming educational community for our students and their families.

Resolution 2 on SB 1070-

The Faculty Senate of the University of Arizona calls on the Arizona State Legislature to repeal the “Support Our Law
Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” (SB 1070). If not repealed, the Senate asks the Arizona Board of Regents and the University Administration to establish as restrictive and narrow policies as possible in implementing SB 1070. The University must be a place where students, faculty, staff and visitors feel safe and
not worry that they may be asked for their identification for purposes of determining their immigration status and be arrested either if they don’t have such identification or that they are suspected of being in the United States unlawfully.

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