Muscogee Nation weighs stance on Arizona immigration law
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation council is considering a resolution that condemns Arizona's new anti-immigration law.

The resolution states that the tribe "opposes laws and policies that unfairly target minorities and supports other tribal nations that challenge these bills," The Tulsa World reported. It expresses concern that lawmakers in Oklahoma might consider a similar law.

"I think it's important a tribal government or government of color opposes this," George Tiger, the sponsor of the resolution, told the paper. "To me it's kind of going backwards in terms of the whole era of civil rights. It seems like we're going backward instead of forward."

Arizona tribes opposed the passage of the law, which allows law enforcement to ask people about their immigration status. Tribes have reported instances of their members being targeted because officers wrongly believed they were immigrants.

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