Latino Leaders Outraged by Arizona Sherriff’s Illegal Immigration Tip Hotline

PHOENIX — Latino leaders and faith-based organizations in the U.S. state of Arizona want a local sheriff to disconnect the hotline he created for people to report information about illegal immigrants, saying it raises the chance of racial profiling.

Illegal: Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love. Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) from Dictionary.net.

Alien: 1. A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) from Dictionary.net.

Racial Profiling??
Where in the term “illegal alien” does it say anything about “race”? Anyone who comes to this country illegally is an “illegal alien”.
It’s not about racial profiling. It’s about ratios. Mere numbers.
The fact that the majority of illegal aliens in this country are Latino means that anyone trying to catch them and deport them, as the law requires, is, in this country’s current environment of political correctness run amok, going to seem as though they are racial profiling.

My comment to the Latino leaders: “Get Over It”. The bottom line is, your people are breaking the law, every day and in mass numbers. If I had my way, every single illegal alien would be deported. And our borders would be so secure that they would stand no chance of ever returning illegally. Maybe someday my dream will be realized.
Until then, you Latino leaders need to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

PHOENIX — Latino leaders and faith-based organizations in the U.S. state of Arizona want a local sheriff to disconnect the hotline he created for people to report information about illegal immigrants, saying it raises the chance of racial profiling.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Wednesday, however, that he would not disconnect the hotline, and stressed that deputies would investigate people only if authorities had probable cause, according to a report in The Arizona Republic newspaper.

The hotline has received about 300 calls since it was launched Friday, including tips about family and friends, employment, day laborers, drop houses and crank calls.

Arpaio said officials were analyzing the tips and had not yet acted on any calls.

“There’s nothing unconstitutional about putting up a hotline,” Arpaio said, pointing out that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have similar hotlines.

The hotline is part of an expanded immigration enforcement plan Arpaio unveiled last week that also includes sheriff’s deputies cross-trained to enforce immigration law.

Some Latino advocacy groups will launch a hotline of their own to take tips from people who believe they have been unfairly reported to Arpaio’s hotline, said activist Mary Rose Wilcox, a Maricopa County supervisor.

Meanwhile, some faith-based organizations are circulating a letter among church leaders and members that decries Arpaio’s hotline.

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