The ACLU protects the rights of illegals, but not citizens
As is predictable, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is throwing a ring-eyed fit, saying that this legislation will lead to "racial profiling." Forget the fact that people aren't checked until they are actually incarcerated-and that means that they've been placed under arrest. It has long been assumed in law that police do have the authority to verify someone is who they say they are when they are placed under arrest. If someone is in the United States illegally, then that means that they have already committed and continue committing a crime. If someone is under arrest, whether they are guilty of the crime they are charged with or not, it is perfectly acceptable for the police to investigate whether they might have committed other crimes if they are reasonably suspected of doing so.
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