Saturday, April 24, 2010

When "reasonable suspicion" = skin color

Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday. Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants.

That might be fine, except that, as one Hispanic said, "The police will not be targeting Canadians."

This is about Mexicans.

And the new law gives local police the power, based basically on their gut instincts, to stop anyone and ask for their papers.

The Governor has insisted that there will be no racial profiling.


What these folks have done is given President Obama, who will be fighting this legislation tooth and nail, every Hispanic vote in the country. If he missed a few, first time out, he needn't worry now. This is a very big very early Christmas present from the Republicans.

I will not be rushing down to Scottsdale soon.

If I want to go back in time, I will read a history book.


Anonymous said...

What a mess. Your right this is racial profiling. I cant think of a better way to catch illegal immigrants. Your also right that this sort of law will work against the government that enacted it but the same can be said of any law that deals with immigration.

Be thankful that they haven't built the great wall of Mexico. With what is going on in the Mexican boarder cities a wall might be a good idea


Anonymous said...

How dare the US try to enforce its national boundaries. Its appalling. They really are beyond belief, just pure evil aren't they?