|Protestors gather around Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, |
Arizona's immigration bill SB1070 author, outside
the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse
in Phoenix, Feb 2011.
The American Civil Liberties Union has released thousands of emails from a former Arizona legislator which they say prove that the controversial Arizona immigration law SB1070 was racially motivated. The slew of emails sent or forwarded from former Senator Russell Pearce (R), architect of the law, promoted discrimination and racial prejudice and lied about immigration issues, ACLU contends.