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Latino groups respond to possible illegal immigration law
With Arizona's strict illegal immigration law upheld, Ohio may be next to enforce similar regulations
Story by KELLI FITZPATRICK


 

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld some of Arizona’s illegal immigration law, Ohio may be next to propose strict regulations —something Latino groups see as a stepping stone to racial profiling.

Veronica Dahlberg is the executive director of HOLA, a nonprofit Hispanic advocacy group based in Painseville. She says allowing Ohio police to demand immigration papers during traffic stops is “puzzling” because the state’s attitude toward immigrants differs from Arizona’s.

Dahlberg says community members are worried that if Ohio heads in that direction, they will face stronger stereotypes. 

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“There are concerns, and it’s an ongoing process that we work on all the time. We do so by sitting down and meeting with law enforcement chiefs at every level. And we have to continue to do it, so we don’t see Latinos and immigrants all painted with the same broad-brush, you know, automatically branded ‘criminal.’”

Dahlberg says state legislators should focus on job creation and education instead of enforcing Arizona’s ideas.  Republican state Rep. Courtney Combs says he plans to push legislation similar to Arizona’s now that the high court has ruled.

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Thank you Mr. Combs. I know you have worked to stop the ILLEGALS for a long time. It's sad so many young men and women can't find a job but the ILLEGALS keep coming.
This democrat will be changing parties and so is most of my democratic friends.We know the GOP is no better when it comes to supporting ILLEGALS, but it's a start.


Posted by: Lee (Cincinnati) on July 1, 2012 1:07AM
I am so fed up with the complaints from the Latino community!! SHUT UP! Illegal means against the law in the U.S. People committing illegal actions in the U.S. have been dealt with by our justice system, which includes, arrest, trial


Posted by: Leah (Marin County CA) on June 29, 2012 1:06AM
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