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SUSD joins litigation opposing SB1070 - A letter to the community


June 23, 2010

Dear Sunnyside District Families,

At its June 8 meeting, the Governing Board of the Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) took bold and important action as part of its commitment to serve the students and families of the Sunnyside District community. The Board voted to join civil litigation opposing SB1070.

As you may know, legal challenges are already proceeding in opposition to SB1070, which Governor Jan Brewer signed into law in April 2010. This immigration law is scheduled to go into effect on July 29, 2010. Because this complex issue may affect many families in our community and across the nation, and because the timeframe for the law to go into effect is very short, the Sunnyside District has taken action to legally oppose this new legislation.

The Board authorized the District to join Escobar (a Tucson Police Department officer) versus (Governor Jan) Brewer et al. and to possibly join another case, Salgado (a Phoenix Police Department officer) v. Brewer et al. Both cases are currently pending before the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona. The Board also directed District Administration to seek legal counsel who will represent the District at no charge.

SUSD is the first school district in Arizona to enter into litigation opposing the SB1070 immigration law.

Read the entire letter, attached, in English and Spanish.

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