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Activist Dulce Matuz. (Courtesy Just a Random Hero)
Activist Dulce Matuz. (Courtesy Just a Random Hero)

Though some are calling the Supreme Court's decision striking down three parts of Arizona's immigration law a victory for President Obama, 27-year old Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition is not happy about the fact that the law upheld the controversial "show me your papers" provision, that lets the police question a person's immigration status of Arizona's immigration law.

"It's a mixed feeling because some people [will] say that this is a significant win for the Obama administration because most of the sections were pre-empted. But we know that section two, which is going to continue with racial profiling here in Arizona, was upheld," she said.

"We're going to continue manifesting our dissatisfaction with SB 1070 laws by registering people to vote and by supporting candidates that are pro immigrant rights," she said.

Matuz was featured in Time Magazine cover story about undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. She came to the country before she was 16 and so she will fall under President Obama's plan to stop deportation of younger immigrants and offer them 2-year work visas.

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  • Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition

This segment aired on June 25, 2012.

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