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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 11:35 PM
Response to Reply #128
132. There is the legal argument "as enforced",
I agree with you, "technically" this law only reinforces Federal Law. The problem is not really how it is written, but the fact that it cannot be enforced without "racial profiling" which is also prohibited within the law.

Basically, regardless of how well some think the law was written, the law cannot be carried out without violating the law, itself. Although it's more complicated than I present here, the law says that racial profiling is prohibited but also required. It also says that if Local Law Enforcement does not perform racial profiling that local citizens can sue them.

I would not want to be a cop in AZ right now. If you ask for someone's "papers" you could get sued for racial profiling. If you don't do racial profiling, you could get sued by anyone who happens to be around anytime a Hispanic is also around.

Anyway you look at it, although we need a better immigration policy, the AZ law SUCKS!
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