This law is not different from the round-ups of Mexicans or anyone brown, in California in the 1930’s. Everyone picked up was deported, including US citizens…all based on their appearance..they were profiled.

I use the word pogrom because that is what this is..if you don’t believe me, check out the Wikipedia definition. The riot and the killings and destruction against people of Mexican and other latin American heritage has been going on for some time now. This law legalizes the use of local police in that pogrom.

By the way, for you LAWNORDER fanatics… the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police opposes the new law. Except for wannabe Hitler Joe Arpaio and his bull crew of deputies.

You might want to take a look at an article written by native Arizona (as am I) Terry Greene Sterling in Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast… The article is about how the Mexican consul in Phoenix has been preparing Mexicans living in the state to be ready for when the midnight traffic stops or knocks on the door come.

How parents without papers have been coming into the consulate to register their US born and citizen children as Mexican citizens (dual citizenship is allowed, my three kids hold both) so that when the time comes, their kids will not be left behind.

How there are already thousands of people whose only crime was to come here looking to do our shit jobs and were swept up in police stops and convicted for having paid a coyote to transport them across Arizona, among other such offenses.

Enough of what I have to say..read the article…

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