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Immigration Issues Heat up in Arizona with New Law

Updated on April 7, 2011

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??



Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio

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    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      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.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I thought it was pretty funny.

      Tnx for your comment.

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      Heresey 

      8 years ago

      Cutest immigration reform ever!

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