Saturday, December 3, 2011

Proof the Alabama Immigration Law Isn't Racist

Many Latinos fled the state after Alabama passed the toughest in the nation immigration enforcement law. Critics decried the law as racist. Martin Luther King III and Richard Trumka called the law "Jim Crow revisited" in a CNN Opinion Special. After doing a Google search, I can only find record of three people being arrested under the new law. One is a Hispanic man. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is intervening with the feds to get them to drop the deportation case. Another is a Japanese auto plant executive who was released and had charges dropped after his driver's license was faxed to a judge. The third is German manager with Mercedes-Benz. He was released after an associate retrieved his passport and visa and German driver's license. There could be more, but that is all I found with a Google search or on Al.com. The initial results hardly support this law as racist, unless you think Alabama is discriminating against auto manufacturing executives.

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