Arizona Police Chiefs Say Immigration Law Harmful

Arizona Police Chiefs Say Immigration Law Harmful

The Associated Press reports today, May 26, that police chiefs from across Arizona met in Washington, at the Justice Department, with Attorney General Eric Holder, and after the meeting expressed their opposition to the new Arizona law, that requires police officers to question people who they think could be in the country illegally. See Video.

What these chiefs said to the press can be summed up as: When law enforcement becomes political, justice suffers, and law enforcement suffers too. The work of policemen becomes more difficult

Illegal immigration is a real problem and the lack of border security is too, but as the police chiefs pointed out, the new Arizona law will give law enforcement a new set of difficult and dangerous problems. It will erode the Hispanic community's trust in law enforcement, and could lead to serious alienation from local authority and local responsibility by American citizens of Spanish ancestry, whom are residents of Arizona. The law also could place a crippling burden on society.