Everyone is talking about immigration these days. Itís
always been a hot topic, but it's gotten national attention since
Silvia Albarado opposes the new immigration law recently
"I'm against this law because I can get stopped too. I'm a U.S. Citizen and I don't think its right because of my color, and my race, I'm going to be stopped and asked for papers," she said.
Richard Kiekbusch, an associate professor of criminology at UTPB doesnít believe the law is discriminatory. He said many of the people that are against the law have never even read it. Kiekbusch said if people read the law it would clarify misconceptions.
"Once he has them stop for something else, if he has
reasonable suspicion that they are not legal citizens of the
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency wouldnít release the statistics of how many illegal immigrants they arrest in the Basin. But they said itís a daily occurrence
Dr. Joanna Hadjicostandi studies international immigration.
She fears that the law brings
"Itís a violation of human rights and human dignity,Ē she said.
But Alma Thomas doesnít believe it violates the rights of Americans.
"I think we need stricter laws and I think they need to be enforced because itís not just Hispanics coming across, its drugs, its terrorists," said Thomas.
Check out State Representative Debbie Riddleís web site for
information on the
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