Rocsi Diaz’s Blog: Arizona Immigration Law Is Racial Profiling

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Vibe / May 4, 2010

I sit here and I think about what subject I want to tackle now. So many things I would love to go deep hearted into conversations with you all right now. It seems everywhere we turn there is something new to talk about. From the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is already killing a large amount of wildlife. To the unthinkable bomb scare in Times Square. The topic that naturally stands out the most to me is the immigration law that Arizona is now trying to pass.

For those that don’t know what I am talking about it is S.B. 1070. It’s the nation’s harshest profiling law, which could turn Arizona into a police state — forcing cops to interrogate, fine or even jail anyone who “looks” undocumented and leaves their wallet at home. What they are doing is really called “racial profiling.” This is so crazy and so unjust. So Mr. Senator’s of AZ (McCain) you mean to tell me if I look like I do not belong here, I will be stopped and questioned.

Lord forgive me if I do not wear what you think a person for the United States should wear. So feel me out, this is not something that is new to our world. For years, people have been a victim of racial profiling but now to make it a law to kick hardworking people out of the United States? Let me tell you first hand that the life of an immigrant and not just a Latin immigrant but all immigrants here in the U.S. isn’t the easiest thing in the world. For some it is fleeing their own hell in their own country to find a better life here or a means of survival for their family because what they make back home just isn’t enough and let’s be honest, the majority of the jobs held by illegal immigrants are one that most legal Americans don’t want anyway.

Even as a green card holder now the people of AZ have to be in fear for being stopped and harassed when the police feel like picking you out on the street. Heaven forbid you forget your documents really!! I am against people who come here and do bad, don’t get me wrong. For all those who try to take advantage of the life of opportunity, those who come to sell drugs or commit other crimes, I believe they shouldn’t be allowed to stay here.

But the families who have honest hardworking parents or family members who are really trying and causing no harm, why not let them stay? Why not create a way to help them instead of kicking them out? I’m talking for all race of immigrants not just Hispanic , but African, Indian, Arabic, polish, and so on. I suggest another way of doing immigration reform is found not leaving it in the hands of racial profiling.