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Post time 2010-4-28 06:28:48 |Display all floors
The new law requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. It also requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally.

Protesters worry that the law will foster racial profiling.

"What is 'reasonable suspicion?' " protester Jose Acosta asked Sunday. "Are we going to get pulled over just because of a broken taillight or because of the color of our skin? ... If so, is everybody going to be pulled over?"

Kearny Police Chief Joe Martinez called critics' concerns unfounded, saying the Arizona law enforcement community includes a large number of Hispanics. ... .protest/index.html

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Post time 2010-4-29 12:25:04 |Display all floors

Reply #1 wetac0s's post

The only people who'd protest are illegal residents and civil libertarian snivelling a$$wipes.

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Post time 2010-4-29 12:36:33 |Display all floors
That is probably the reason why this law in contested now.

I quote:

The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders plans to file the suit Thursday in federal court in Phoenix .

A draft copy of the lawsuit shows the group will ask a judge to issue an injunction preventing authorities from enforcing the law.

The group plans to argue that federal law pre-empts state regulation of national borders and that Arizona's law violates due-process rights by allowing pretrial detention of suspected illegal immigrants.

Other Hispanic and civil rights groups are also planning lawsuits, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said the federal government may challenge the law.

and.......another quote:

A referendum drive launched Wednesday could put Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigration on hold until 2012 if organizers wait until the last minute to turn in petition signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot.

Opponents of the law have until late July or early August to file the more than 76,000 signatures — the same time the law is set to go into effect. If they get enough signatures, the law would be delayed until a vote

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