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Old 01-17-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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When to Check Suspects' Immigration Status - washingtonpost.com

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An alternative policy, discussed in the Jan. 11 front-page article "Attitudes Shift on Illegal Residents," would mean that police would question the immigration status of people of color or those with any kind of accent who are accused of violent crimes.
Why does it have to be people of color? Candaians and other white immigrants can be here illegally, right?
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Doonan, QLD
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The right time to review immigration status is anytime law enforcement has reason to visit or associate with any person for any reason.

If they have some reason to think that someone is an immigrant, they should be able to ask whatever questions they feel are reasonable to satisfy their inquiry of whether someone is in the U.S. legally.

It matters not, if white, albino, brown, black, green or purple (however, this could be a medical emergency), one needs to be able to reasonably show that there is a legal basis for being present in the country.

There is always a balance between rights and responsibilities. The focus in the U.S. of personal rights being at such a high level of importance, even beyond a reasonable detection of whether one is even legally present, is not good policy. A balance must exist; but local law enforcement must be able to effect a process that leads to the departure of individuals from the community that are not there legally.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Why does it have to be people of color? Candaians and other white immigrants can be here illegally, right?
Agreed. IMO, everyone arrested should be subjected to immigration status inquiry, irrespective of color, or the presence of an accent. Granted, the majority of illegal aliens are so-called “people of color” and do speak with an accent. However, to solely focus attention on a select group, not only can be construed as racial profiling, but will undoubtedly lead to challenges (and lawsuits) by “immigration” advocacy groups. Laws, policies and procedures should be all-inclusive, period.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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Agreed. IMO, everyone arrested should be subjected to immigration status inquiry, irrespective of color, or the presence of an accent. Granted, the majority of illegal aliens are so-called “people of color” and do speak with an accent. However, to solely focus attention on a select group, not only can be construed as racial profiling, but will undoubtedly lead to challenges (and lawsuits) by “immigration” advocacy groups. Laws, policies and procedures should be all-inclusive, period.
Agreed. No one group of people should be singled out and targeted for deportation. To do so only serves as a tool of racial discrimination. Regardless of race or ethnicity, anyone here illegally should promptly be deported.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Why does it have to be people of color? Candaians and other white immigrants can be here illegally, right?
It sounds to me the new rule was crafted in such a manner so it would face being shot down in a court of law............

Now; if carried to its logical conclusion, White Hispanics without accents would escape the dragnet------------never mind that some are indeed illegal aliens.

Hell: my stepsister (100% Anglo White in the eyes of the law) would have problems in Takoma Park----------she has brown skin.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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It sounds to me the new rule was crafted in such a manner so it would face being shot down in a court of law............Now; if carried to its logical conclusion, White Hispanics without accents would escape the dragnet------------never mind that some are indeed illegal aliens.

Hell: my stepsister (100% Anglo White in the eyes of the law) would have problems in Takoma Park----------she has brown skin.
Bingo!
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