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June 26th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Rep. Gutierrez: Arizona immigration law 'about targeting and scapegoating a particular community'

Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down key parts of SB 1070, Arizona’s law to deter illegal immigration. However, one of the most controversial elements of the bill, the so-called "show your papers" law, remains.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat representing Illinois, has been a consistent opponent of SB 1070 since it was enacted.

On Early Start this morning, Gutierrez explains why he opposes the law.

Gutierrez says the Arizona law gives a cop “a responsibility, if he has a reasonable suspicion that you have an immigration problem, to detain you and to detain you until you can prove otherwise.”

Due to concerns about racial profiling, the Justice Department announced a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns.

“This is all about targeting and finger pointing a particular community and scapegoating that community,” Gutierrez says.


Filed under: Immigration • Supreme Court
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Amir Ali

    Sir chinese old crossing very vip fmr prime minister otherwise gen ashfaq keyani sitting very committed with drugs business n heart attacks suicide bmbs...

    June 27, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply
    • Shosho

      Wow. Mistaking intercontinental with trcenaontinnstal is a big deal? I think these conservative blogs are digging deep to distract their base from the comparatively cosmic gaffes their current crop of candidates are making. Lame. Very lame.

      July 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  2. Amir Ali

    Sir sikh women in pakistan doing same they married with muslim males over millions payments everyday same business young babies they breaking from parents...

    June 27, 2012 at 6:27 am | Reply
    • Vinicius

      Hillary only wins the nomination at this point if the steredelpgaues award it to her. With Obama's insurmountable lead in earned delegates, the steredelpgaues will only go with Clinton if Obama falls flat on his face and becomes nonviable against McCain. Depending on (1) whether Clinton appears to be viable against McCain, and (2) how much bad blood there is, the steredelpgaues might even declare both of them losers and give the nomination to Al Gore.

      July 29, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
  3. Amir Ali

    Sir the particular community giving baby movement from africa other peoples are disturb attach baby with africa why not they goto africa like sikh in khi pak...

    June 27, 2012 at 6:24 am | Reply
  4. Amir Ali

    Sir not to scapegoat but human concern is to protect them and send them back to own origin where they born n lively hood attract not to put hell American...

    June 27, 2012 at 6:22 am | Reply

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