Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Legislators oppose Arizona copycat bill

Three Wisconsin Representatives were joined by leaders from the labor and faith communities in Milwaukee last week to speak out against a Arizona-style anti-immigrant bill being proposed by Wisconsin Rep. Donald Pridemore.  Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (left, D-Milwaukee) said the Pridemore bill, which would require local police to stop and question any person if they had "reasonable suspicion" the person was an undocumented immgrant, would be an unfunded mandate that would mean more costs for local communities and law enforcement and increase racial profiling.

Rep. Zamarripa was joined by Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay). The legislators also noted that the Arizona legislation is likely to be ruled unconstitutional, has already had many of its provisions struck down by a federal court, but has nevertheless cost Arizona millions in legal costs. Read more... and more at Defend Wisconsin