Every one of us at one time in our young teenaged or young adult lives had to either take Driver's Ed or show some proof of our age prior to being granted a driver's license, i.e., birth certificate or school records which in most cases support the place of your birth. As such, once you've acquired your driver's license that first time rarely do you have to re-certificy your birth, ala, your U.S. citizenship.
Now, assuming that your driver's license does act as valid documentation of an extension of your birth verification, it stands to reason that if a "suspected illegal alien" is pulled over or stopped for any reason whatsoever as long as they can provide a valid driver's license, the immigrant verification process should end there. The concern many politicians on both sides of the isle have is this law will end up being nothing more than racial profiling. And of course, some on the Republican side are trying to twist this into a political issue related to near-term future Congressional/Presidential elections. My take on this issue is simple:
If our government was doing their job and enforcing immigration laws already on the books OR taking the time to strengthen immigration legistlation, the state of Arizona wouldn't have had to go to such measures. But I digress...
If the state - be it AZ, TX, NV, CA or any other state in this country - was having an illegal immigration problem, they have the right to do whatever they deem necessary within federal and state guidelines to tackle the problem....even going as far as enacting new laws to combat the problem as clearly the state of Arizona has done. I see no problem with this whatsoever as long as it does NOT result in racial profiling.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 04-28-10 at 08:02 PM.
"We may have destroyed this country, but we got rich doing it!" --The GOP
There is a special place in hell for those who care only about themselves.
If a white male 25 to 35 years old with a leather jacket driving a rusted early model blue Toyota Celica rapes a woman in an alley and the police are called, they are going to profile. "Be on the lookout for a white male 25 to 35 years old with a leather jacket driving a rusted early model blue Toyota Celica". Is this racial profiling? Age profiling? Attire profiling? Transportation profiling? Is any of this wrong? There may be several guys fitting this description, but they didn't do it. Should they be investigated?
Now what if he is Mexican or black? Isn't this profiling?