Monday, May 3, 2010
After all of the controversy over Arizona's strict new immigration law, which gives law enforcement officials broad powers to stop and question people suspected of being in the country illegally, I'm hopeful -- but doubtful -- about the chances that it will be enforced equally. While I'm all for protecting our borders and making sure that people are following the rules, I can't help but wonder if Arizona police will pull over a car full of people in a Volvo with Canadian license plates. Maybe those Canucks are here illegally, trying to take away American jobs or smuggling drugs into our country. Oh wait, apparently only Mexicans do that. If the authorities hear a couple of people speaking with British accents, will they ask them for immigration documentation as well? If this law is to be applied fairly they will. If it will be used for racial profiling, they won't.