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ICE detains AZ Latino citizen and demands his birth certificate

LatinaLista– For anyone who doesn’t think SB 1070 negatively impacts Latino citizens — think again. Thanks to Manuel Guzman of Latino Politico, we see that what everyone says won’t happen has already begun:
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    K
    April 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Russell Pearce, the bill’s sponsor, acknowledged (East Valley Tribune, 15 April) that it contemplated as much: “it [race] certainly may be a factor.” The bill language is explicit. By prohibiting only that race, color, or national origin be the sole basis of prosecution, it contemplates that any or all of them are permissible factors.

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    Texan123
    April 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    The story fails to mention that as a commercial driver, he must meet higher standards than others. It is common to require commercial drivers to carry verifiable documents. This driver knew, or should have known, what documents are required.
    Didn’t you notice that this story took place BEFORE the new law went into effect today? The new law had nothing at all to do with this guys story.

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    Karen
    April 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Texaan 123: That’s bull. Commercial drivers only need their CDLs. They don’t need birth certificates. If you had bothered to listen, you would have heard his wife say that what made him suspicious to the police was that his mother lives in Mexico. Why the police felt the need to ask him where his mother lives, I don’t know, but apparently, if you are a US citizen and your mother lives in Mexico, you are “suspicious.”
    I hope this guy sues.
    Where is Obama? I can say that we now have fewer rights under Obama than we did under Bush.

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    Gary
    May 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    “By prohibiting only that race, color, or national origin be the sole basis of prosecution, it contemplates that any or all of them are permissible factors.”
    True, but few Swedes or Norwegians are crossing our southern border. What Latinos want is for law enforcement to suspend rational thought in order to make the Constitution a suicide pact.

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