WNPJ Blog: Do I look Illegal?

WNPJ member Francis Pauc critiques new legislation being proposed by State Representative Donald Pridemore ( R-Hartford ) that would require police to stop and question any person if they have a "reasonable suspicion" that the person is in this country illegally. The bill is modeled on Arizona's harsh anti-immigrant legislation, SB 1070, and would require that any person asked for proof of citizenship who could not provide that proof be jailed until they could come up with the proper documents. Noting the obvious danger of racial profiling as police target those who appear to be hispanic, Frank says, "This is a law just begging to be abused."

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