Wednesday, May 26, 2010

AZ Immigration Frustration

On paper, I think the Left is blowing way out of proportion the New AZ immigration law. No where int he law do we have Gestapoesque 'Papers Please' permissions, the law is clear that race can NOT be used is 'reasonable suspicion'. It really is a law that give Local law enforcement the same authority the Federal Agencies already have, and that is why they are getting together. The locals now fear the same or similar concern the Feds have had:
Washington (CNN) -- Police chiefs from about a dozen cities are scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to talk about concerns they have with Arizona's new immigration law.

The group includes police chiefs from Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona; Los Angeles, California; and Houston, Texas.

The chiefs will tell Holder that they worry the new law will "drive a wedge" between the community and police, and damage the trust that officers have worked to build "over many years," according to a statement by the group.
Just like Politics is local, so is law enforcement. Politicians trying to create base based incendiary laws struggle with looking beyond the laws implementation, and the consequences that can take place. We are seeing similar reaction to Health Care Reform in a sense.

Others attending the meeting today:
The group attending Wednesday's meeting also comprises of chiefs of police from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sahuarita, Arizona; Montgomery County, Maryland; and the president of Arizona's Association of Chiefs of Police.
Yeap, Minneapolis and others from agencies all across the country. IT is clear that similar laws like Arizona's are in the works, and local law enforcement is already proactively educating themselves for when the Feds hand over the keys. Is that the next step, de-federalizing immigration enforcement? I'll be reviewing the recent Immigration proposal by the Administration for clues. On the surface, it looks like more of the same that the prior administration tried.


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