Tuesday, July 13, 2010

United States v. Arizona — How 'Bout United States v. Rhode Island

July 13, 2010 - "United States v. Arizona — How 'Bout United States v. Rhode Island?" by Andy McCarthy. Well whaddya know? It turns out that Rhode Island has long been carrying out the procedures at issue in the Arizona immigration statute: As a matter of routine, RI state police check immigration status at traffic stops whenever there is reasonable suspicion to do so, and they report all illegals to the feds for deportation. Besides the usual profiling blather, critics have trotted out the now familiar saw that such procedures hamstring police because they make immigrants afraid to cooperate. But it turns out that it’s the Rhode Island police who insist on enforcing the law. Click here

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