Monday, April 26, 2010

Arizona, Latinos, Immigration = Controversy


So what the hell is going on in Arizona? A few days ago Arizona lawmakers passed a bill which has been the center of a lot of controversy. Can the cops really just stop someone based on what they look like and request legal documentation? An article in the NY Times summed it up, "Opponents have called it an open invitation for harassment and discrimination against Hispanics regardless of their citizenship status."

Imagine walking down the street and being asked for documentation. Will only Latinos be asked? What if someone looks like a Latino but they're something else? I think that is equal to racial profiling if you ask me. This could effect the state in so many ways including travel. In a USA Today article, some people say Arizona is off their list. International travelers might even take off the USA off their list of countries to visit; heck I would too! Do you think this law is fair in any way?
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