Undocumented Youth: Court Decision a Good Step
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Victor Palafox is an undocumented 20-year-old from Alabama who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by his parents. He says the Supreme Court decision on an Arizona immigration law is welcomed, but worries about racial profiling. (June 25)


[Notes:June 25, 2012][Notes:Pelham, Alabama][Notes:Victor Palafox / Undocumented 20 year old]SOT: I think this is a good first step. From what we've been able to gather, you know, the racial profiling part of the law was indirectly before the Supreme Court. However the uncertainty and ambiguity of this Supreme Court decision will in turn lead to other states possibly passing their own immigration law.These laws depend on fear to be able to ... Make their effectiveness. Here in Alabama as well as in other parts of the country, one of the things we've been able to challenge and directly overcome is the fear that these laws instill in our community. I personally believe that while this law is meant to cause self deportation, attrition through enforcement. You know, in my case, I benefit from the Obama announcement but even if I didn't I would still continue to be in the states. I've lived here for 13 years. There's no reason why I should uproot myself from my home due to a very short-sided and self-harming law. I personally will continue to stay in Alabama and continue to organize against these laws like I have been for the past year and I'm pretty sure the majority of the immigrant communities in Alabama will do the same.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: