What can say about the ruling that a person can be stopped and asked if he/she is illegal immigrant?
Today, June 25 2012, The US Supreme Court upheld the law in Arizona which allows police in uniforms to inquire about immigration status during stops.
Is this a win for the federal government? What do you think are the consequences of the affirmation of the law for other states which are also into making such same laws?
If you read the Arizona law they do not have the right to just randomly ask people their immigration status. The law enforcement officials have a lot of steps that come before that and limitations. Basically the steps before hand are checking to see if they have ID first, if not trying to look them up in their systems (check their social or drivers license) if both of those don't work to ID the person the officer can then ask their immigration status. This can only be done when being pulled over for something else (speeding for example). before the officer would have to detain the person for an hour or two till ICE agents got to the scene so ICE could ask that question.
I find it be very disturbing. My Grandmother whom is a Mexican American CITIZEN should nothave to worry about being harrassed about her citizenship due to racial profiling. On the other hand, this really is not such a new thing. There are check point in Arizona that have been around since I could remember, 20 years. And there you must state whether or not you are an American citizen and if they sense hesitance you will be pulled aside and questioned. That I believe also uses racial profiling. But what can we really do? I think if the world was turned and there were places where Irish, Polish, German..(white races) where being profiled for citizenship, there would be outrage among the masses.
Very reminiscent of Nazi Germany in fact. Way to go America for furthering yet more racism and discrimination of people who are not blue eyed, white and blonde. I am shocked that under the current president this was alllowed to get through.
by tobey100 8 years ago
A lesson to all you so called moderate, cross the aisle politicians whose principles shift with the political winds. Now that McCain is in a real race he sees he has to stand for something acceptable to the voters he's thumbed his nose at in the name of compromise. His current hardline...
by TheSituation 8 years ago
I just finished writing a hub on this topic and I am wondering if people out there think that we will be able to come to a consensus on a common sense approach to immigration or is this topic just too emotional for serious rational discussion? Thought?
by TheSituation 8 years ago
What do you all think about this one? Seems like some good fodder for my fellow hubbers.
by Dan Harmon 7 years ago
I see there have now been 7 lawsuits filed against the Arizona immigration law. The latest one includes as a plaintiff the League of United Latin American Citizens and complains that the training materials for the police in learning how to enforce the new law will promote racial profiling.It...
by Ron Montgomery 8 years ago
Our state has run out of humans to hate
by woolman60 8 years ago
Los Angeles will ban all business with Arizona until it repeals its tough new law targeting illegal immigrants L.A. Votes to Boycott Arizonahttp://www.fresnobee.com/2010/05/05/192 … ycott.html
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