What does it do to protect Hispanic citizens from being harassed by local law enforcement simply for their skin color or manner of speaking?
If you can't answer that question, then you might want to ask yourself why you are so eager to risk trampling on other people's 14th amendment rights just to get at illegal immigrants.
Yes, I do. I carry my drivers license, my passport, and my SS card. If something happens to me, I want to make damn sure people know who I am. I also want to be able to provide proof of who I am should I be involved in any legally questionable activity, whether voluntary or not. But, that's just me.What is a cop supposed to base this "reasonable suspicion" on? Also, do you usually carry proof of citizenship around? I don't. (driver's license is not proof)
As for what they'll base the reasonable suspicion on, why don't you ask cops what they EVER base their reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Whatever they've been basing it on previously are the same things they'll be basing it on now. That hasn't changed.
Immigrant is irrelevant. It's not illegal to be an immigrant.It must be nice to live in your world where the police would never abuse this law to detain people when they would otherwise not have the probable cause to do so. "I don't have any evidence of any crime but I suspect he's an immigrant because of his accent!"
And yes, there are some cops who abuse the law all the time. That why we have court systems and lawyers. They are the minority though, fortunately
I guess once the new law goes into effect, police can pull up to a job site and question those who they suspect of being undocumented. If this does happen, I would hope that the other law re: the employer would be enforced as written. Like you said, if employers know they are risking their livelihood, they will be less inclined to cut corners.
From what I know about this -- it's mostly demolition and landscaping crews that hire day labors.
I've always wondered how fruit growers and wineries get away with this in CA.
What does Mexico do to illegals that enter it?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Complete hyperbole. Police cannot stop anyone only to have them prove they are citizens. There must be already stopped for a normal legal reason such as a traffic stop. The local law enforcement doesn't determine if they are legal or not. If they can't prove they are legally in the country, they are turned over to federal authorities.If every day you got stopped several times on the street by cops and were asked to show them your ID just because of your skin color or the way you spoke, then I think it would bother you quite a bit. Local cops have no right to bother a citizen without probable cause. There isn't even anything in this bill that highlights what "probable cause" is when it comes to determining who is and who isn't an illegal.