Sunday, February 12, 2012

NH committee recommends killing immigration checks

The committee voted 14-1 to kill the bill, no racial profiling will occur now. - - Donna Poisl

By Garrett Brnger

CONCORD, N.H.—A bill that would require police in New Hampshire to check the immigration status of any people they arrest has drawn the ire of opponents who say it would encourage racial profiling, and a legislative panel committee voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to kill the measure.

Opponents say the bill would make police more ready to arrest people who "looked foreign" in order to check their immigration status. Others voiced concerns the bill would harm police relations with the Hispanic community and make illegal immigrants less likely to even report a crime.
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