Arizona Immigration Legislation Comes to Illinois
By aaroncynic in News on Feb 22, 2011 6:25PM
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As a method of attempting to cover the smell of racial profiling and anti-immigrant sentiment from the bill, HB1969 states that law enforcement “may not consider” race, color or national origin “in implementing the requirements of the Act except to the extent permitted by the U.S. or Illinois Constitution. Progress Illinois and Fox both report that the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is already working opposition to the legislation. The group released a statement saying the bill “continues to spread hatred against immigrants instead of proposing real solutions to fix our immigration system” and plans a rally in Springfield on March 3rd.