Local Reaction To Arizona Immigration Law

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POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:25pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:35am

Civil Libertarians are not completely happy with the supreme court ruling.
Especially the "check your papers" provision that was upheld...that let's police check the legal status of people they stop for other violations of the law...

"It encourages racial profiling and makes cops into immigration agents which they don't want to do."

Here in Brownsville people have their opinion about upholding that provision.

"I don't think its fair for people that are not US citizens to be asked, it is kind of a disrespect to others.
"They don't have a right to do that, i don't think it's right."

The ACLU says the other three provisions struck down was the right move.

"We were glad to see court recognized a state trying to make a state crime out of someone's immigration status is not allowed under the constitution so that part made us happy.

Governor Rick Perry is also speaking on the issue, saying,
"Arizona took action in response to the failure of this administration to secure our borders."
"The absence of federal action on immigration enforcement directly spoils the integrity of our nation's laws."
 

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