September 7, 2015
Despite comparisons to the evil Nazis, an Arizona judge has ruled in favor of a law allowing cops to ask Mexican-looking people for proof they’re legal.
A federal judge has upheld part of Arizona’s contentious immigration law, rejecting claims that the so-called “show your papers” section of the law discriminated against Hispanics.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Friday was on the last of seven challenges to the 2010 law. The section being upheld allows police in Arizona to check the immigration status of anyone they stop.
Bolton ruled that immigration rights activists failed to show that police would enforce the law differently for Hispanics than other people. The section is sometimes called the “show your papers” provision.
The judge also upheld a section that let police check to see if a detainee is in the United States illegally. Bolton voided any laws targeting day laborers.
Because there is this thing called “probable cause.” And having a Mexican appearance, poor English and so on makes it probable that you are an illegal immigrant.
John McCain must be weeping into his pillow.