Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on the Supreme Court's Ruling on Arizona's Immigration LawMonday June 25, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law:
“While the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, it let stand the ‘Show Me Your Papers’ provision that allows law enforcement to racially profile Latino-Americans. This ruling proves that we need comprehensive immigration reform, not separate laws for each state. I call upon my Republican colleagues in Congress to support comprehensive immigration reform, including passing the DREAM Act into law.”
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.