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Immigration Issues Heat up in Arizona with New Law
Born in East L.A. video
Here's a link to a funny Yahoo video on immigration reform and the INS. The video is funny but the issue is not at all funny and is heating up as the fall elections approach. In April Arizona passed the nation's toughest anti-immigration law which makes all immigrants to produce proof of their legal immigration status when stopped by police throughout the state. Opponents claim that the law will lead to police profiling of Hispanic immigrants. . http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?ei=UTF-8&vid=18486&fr=&.fdbk=mail:v/0
For some reason the Mexican Americans aren't enthusiastic about the
bill, to put it mildly. One of their leaders called it an invitation for
the police to profile and harass Mexican Americans, legal and
undocumented. Seems to me we should wait for comprehensive reform before
we start a program like this. Years ago the nearly all white police in
Detroit were into "STOPPING AND FRISKING" anybody they deemed
suspicious, i.e., black people doing nothing more than walking down the
street. One day they stopped and frisked a black judge, a pillar of the
community, on his way from the court house to the parking lot. He raised
a ruckus, and that slowed down the stopping and frisking for a while.
Now the police department is fully integrated, and the police chief is
black. The department now gets more cooperation from the community.
I wonder whether the police departments in Arizona have more than a few token Mexican-American officers??
4-22-10--NYTimes--Arizona Passes Tough Anti-immigrant Law
- Arizona Passes Tough Anti-immigrant Law
Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nations toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday. Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants. President Obama strongly criticized it.
Joe Arpaio Must Go!
- Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County must go!
The truth about Joe Arpaio the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Read comments from officers that work for the self acclaimed toughest Sheriff and why they don't support him. The JoeShows must end, we must bring back real law enforcement to Arizona