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Phoenix protesters call on president to stop SB 1070

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Arizona human rights organizations protested at the state's offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday asking President Barack Obama to stop Senate Bill 1070.

Puente Arizona and Somos America gathered with other concerned community members to protest the bill, which has stirred up debate regarding its ties to racial profiling.

The protesters rallied, not only against the bill, but with hopes that their message would reach Obama, whom they believe is capable of putting an end to the bill.

"Civil rights violations are only going to get worse unless the president does the right thing and refuses to process and deport victims of the sheriff and SB 1070," Carlos Garcia of Puente Arizona said. 

Protesters are calling on the president to put an end to the bill by restricting Arizona's access to Secure Communities, the federal deportation program.  

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