Immigrant discrimination

T he debate about laws concerning immigration continues in Washington but the damage has already been done for millions of people in our country. The face of immigration has been Hispanic families for the past decade which excludes them as part of the real face of the U.S. Avoiding assumptions about legal status is yet another privilege that Hispanic individuals are not afforded. The recent controversial laws perpetuate racism to an all time high because the very notion of reviewing someone’s citizen status based on a deviation from the social “norm” divides our country along race and class. The most disturbing aspect of this discussion is how widely accepted it is to discriminate against individuals who are thought to be “illegal.” To pretend that the U.S. has not had difficulty with race relations is just as ignorant as suggesting the immigration laws aren’t damaging to everyone’s community. These laws build mistrust, pitting neighbor against neighbor. The melting pot of America is at risk of becoming a civil war. *Peace*

“The justices said Monday they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect he is in the country illegally.”
Read more:High court to look at state immigration laws – The Denver Posthttp://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19527895#ixzz1gKp8qmGb
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