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Old 04-27-2010, 11:22 PM
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"People are concerned that the new state law in Arizona will constitute racial profiling," said Cornell Law Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. "If someone looks Mexican or speaks with a foreign accent, they're more likely to be asked about their immigration status. And if they don't happen to have their immigration paperwork on them, they could get picked up."

While the new law has raised passionate debate on both sides of the issue, the professor says it's not about what's right and what's wrong; it's about what's written in the constitution.

"Immigration is a federal responsibility," Yale-Loehr said. "Just like we wouldn't have New York State declaring war on Canada. We only allow the federal government to do that. So too, immigration effects the federal government and it's really the federal government that needs to take responsibility for controlling immigration."

Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for 25 years and says it's not something police officers should be expected to handle.
Those same concerns are now coming straight out of Washington.

"It is, I fear, subject to potential abuse," said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. "And I'm very concerned about the wedge that it could draw between communities that law enforcement is supposed to serve and those of us in law enforcement."

A wedge that could form as thousands of people demonstrate against the law across the nation.
Controversial immigration law may be unconstitutional - YNN, Your News Now

Even immigration experts agree it's unconstitutional.
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