June 6, 2010
PHOENIX – On Saturday, nearly 2,000 people gathered from around the country at the Arizona State Capitol in support of Arizona’s new immigration law.
“It’s a grassroots effort that really took off,” Daniel Smeriglio, one of the people behind the march said Friday.
Since Senate Bill 1070 passed in late April, protests and marches have been almost a daily occurance.
The law requires that police conducting traffic stops or questioning people about possible legal violations ask them about their immigration status if there is “reasonable suspicion” that they’re in the country illegally.
Hundreds of motorcycle riders kicked off the downtown Phoenix rally off around by riding in a procession around the Capitol. Supporters waved American flags and some carried signs that read “What part of illegal don’t they understand?”