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    fingerprints to ICE as a matter of course.  It's up to ICE to determine immigration status and whether there is a violation that needs to be pursued.

    I think the real question is how SB1070 differs from 287(g), which specifically empowers local police to enforce immigration law.

    Further, as far as racial profiling is concerned, there is a border patrol checkpoint on I-19 between Tucson and Nogales.  Every northbound car is stopped and a Border Patrol agent looks in the car and questions the occupants.  As a white person, my experience is generally 1) roll down the window, 2) say, "Hi", 3) the agent says, "Have a nice day".  How is that not racial profiling?  Why isn't that something the President is equally concerned about?

    Frankly, I think SB1070, 287(g) and the Border Patrol checkpoints are all problematic and I'd like to see them all dismantled.  But I think the fact that the President is "concerned" about SB1070, while letting 287(g) and the checkpoints continue along indicates that a lot of this is a simple desire to motivate his base.

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    by sneakers563 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 10:46:03 AM PDT

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