We cannot sit idly by while our federal government consistently attacks immigrants.

Tucson must take a strong stance against it and this is the right thing to do at the right time! – Tucson Immigration attorneys.

Several years ago it was officially resolved that Tucson be an Immigrant Welcoming City. This was a necessary and appropriate action considering the state legislature’s attack on immigrants with the passage of SB1070. In an era where xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiment spreads around the United States like a plague, communities must do what’s right to protect their friends, family-members and neighbors. As immigration attorneys we witness the fear that is stoked by anti-immigrant legislation and policies. We have met with numerous victims of crime and abuse who are fearful of reporting it to law enforcement, with individuals who are afraid of leaving their homes and living a productive life, and with people who are trapped due to the cruel 10-year re-entry bar if they exit the United States.

The culture of fear is omnipresent. The psychological damage is permanent.

Tucson is in a unique position to separate itself even further from the hate and fear being spread around the state of Arizona. Studies have shown that sanctuary cities and counties experience less crime, more productivity and a stronger economy. A study released in 2017 by UC-San Diego political scientist Tom K. Wong found that:

  • 35.5 fewer crimes are committed per 10,000 people in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.
  • Median household annual income is, on average, $4,353 higher in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.
  • The poverty rate is 2.3 percent lower and unemployment is 1.1 percent, on average, in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.

We cannot sit idly by while our federal government consistently attacks immigrants. Tucson must take a strong stance against it and this is the right thing to do at the right time! – Tucson Immigration attorneys.

Maurice Goldman

Doralina Luna

Rachel Wilson  

Margo Cowan

Lynn Marcus Erika Kreider

Jesse Evans-Schroeder 

Erendira Castillo