Feds responsible for immigration laws, so fix them
The Supreme Court has struck down most of the controversial immigration law of Arizona. It affirmed that the federal government, not the states, has the responsibility for enforcing the law on immigration. Immigration is a perennial issue every 4 years. Correction: political football.
For us Hispanics, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern types, our concern is with the provision that allows police officers to verify immigration status during routine stops. It leads to racial profiling and possible violations of civil rights.
Those of us cursed with long memories remember the Tribune’s stories of Chicago’s finest putting the squeeze on immigrants without documents. I read a pattern of profiling in Sterling on daily arrests reported for traffic violations.
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