Would You Ask This Man For His Papers?

Would you ask this man for his papers in this new ACLU video?

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Why? Because of the color of his skin? Because of the language he's speaking? Because he's doing yard work?

The fact is there is no way to tell who is documented and who is not. If SB 1070 is allowed to go into effect, American citizens WILL be subjected to racial profiling. People in this country legally will be stopped, interrogated and harassed simply because of what they look like or the language they are speaking.

That's not right and it's not constitutional. Help us protect the Constitution. Help us stop SB 1070. What Happens in Arizona, Stops in Arizona.

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Debbie R

The odds are that most illegal immigrants do not speak English so it won't be hard to tell who needs papers.

Debbie R

The odds are that most illegal immigrants do not speak English so it won't be hard to tell who needs papers.

Lakepapa

No, of course I wouldn't and neither would law enforcement. I've read the Arizona law. The man in the video was not engaged in illegal activity.

Dave Brickner

The ACLU has lost it's way since it was taken over by ............

Mike

You bet I'd be asking for his papers!

roald

Debbie, odds are that many legal immigrants speak English as well as any illegal immigrant.

Mike

This is completely ridiculous; why would the ACLU support this? These people aren't Americans, therefor the ACLU should not protect them!!!

Mike

This is completely ridiculous; why would the ACLU support this? These people aren't Americans, therefor the ACLU should not protect them!!!

roald

Lakepapa - I have also read the law and believe that he would. He is engaged in being outdoors while brown, a very similar crime to driving while black.

tgmcnaughton

The key phrase in the law is whether "lawful contact" requires illegal activity or only a suspicion.

Apparently there is an effort to modify the law to clarify this. The language of the law’s sentence regarding “lawful contact” may be changed to “lawful stop, detention or arrest.”

I think this rewording would be an improvement.

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