The “Show Me Your Papers” clause, which allows law enforcement to stop anyone that is “reasonably suspicious” of being undocumented, went into effect in Arizona this week. “We’re looking at some of the worst racial profiling in American history,” said Nation contributor Jeff Biggers, who recently published State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream with Nation Books. Biggers joins Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman to share the untold story of progressive Arizonans fighting back against such racist policies.

—Christie Thompson