Police questioning people they suspect of being in the country illegally

Posted By on April 23, 2010

An ongoing poll at the WSJ had some surprising early results in regard to illegal immigration, at least to me. I expected more concern for privacy and profiling, yet most respondents are more concerned over illegals crossing our southern border with costs taxpayers higher social service taxes and bringing associated drug crime. (testing posting an external poll below)

Should police be required to question people they suspect of being in the country illegally about their immigration status?

President Barack Obama harshly criticized a proposed law in Arizona to crack down on illegal immigration and said his administration would examine the measure to see if it is consistent with federal law.  It was the first time the president addressed the controversial bill that would make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. The bill would also require police to question people they suspect to be in the U.S. illegally about their immigration status.

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Comments

  • FedWatcher

    I noticed the bill was signed by the governor of AZ. Good for them. Who’s next to enforce illegal immigration?

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