Immigration Bill Bans Racial Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, April 17, 2013

The immigration bill senators introduced Wednesday bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement officers in most routine encounters, such as traffic stops.

Under current federal law and court precedents, racial discrimination is illegal—but there is no specific ban on racial profiling by federal officers.

But buried inside the 844-page Senate immigration bill is a section specifically prohibiting the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in “routine or spontaneous law enforcement decisions, such as ordinary traffic stops.”

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Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents Border Patrol line agents, said the new language restricting racial profiling won’t hurt agents’ ability to do their jobs. He said they are already are prohibited from profiling based on race or ethnicity.

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The crux of the deal struck by the four Democrats and four Republicans is a grant of legal status and work rights for most current illegal immigrants, in exchange for a promise that the Homeland Security Department will boost border security and achieve a measurable level of success.

If the border security triggers are met, then those newly legal immigrants will eventually be given a pathway to citizenship.

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  • LastBastionOfHope

    How perfect. Our country has become so PC that we now must purposefully blind ourselves so that our innate senses including vision cannot give us clues or hints. Why are we trying to demolish our fight or flight mechanisms? This is part of being human. We identify, and determine who is a threat and who is safe. You cannot suppress instincts. They say you can’t tell visually when someone is an illegal immigrant. Well let me take a crack at it. While there are always exceptions, a short hispanic wearing a dirty brandless shirt, beat up jeans, and battered boots possibly with a generic “NY” hat or out dated hat you buy at kiosks in ghetto areas, no english knowledge, and loitering around 7-11’s or random streets at 2 AM on a weeknight. With all of that I think it’s safe to at least speculate that he is an illegal immigrant. If our country wasn’t so PC, I would hire a camera man, take to the streets, ask for their green cards and see how accurate I could be using only visual perception to determine their status. I bet I would be correct 70% of the time.

    • The__Bobster

      I used to live in Texas. My wetdar is over 95% accurate.

  • The crux of the deal struck by the four Democrats and four Republicans
    is a grant of legal status and work rights for most current illegal
    immigrants

    Bingo. There’s your amnesty right there. Everything else in the bill, whatever it is or is not, is superfluous.

  • WHO are the four republicans? THEY are the first ones we need to send to the unemployment line! Next, are the rest of the republicans who aren’t doing a GD thing about this. They ignore us while they “reach out” to minorities who will never vote for them. Why not? Most of you Amreners who keep voting straight ticket Republican Party are almost as indoctrinated as the whites who vote democrat. I should know. I endured two Clinton terms, two BS Dubya Bush terms, and two Obama terms. As for my governor, Rick “adios mofo” Perry, I won’t even go there.

  • The__Bobster

    But buried inside the 844-page Senate immigration bill is a section specifically prohibiting the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in “routine or spontaneous law enforcement decisions, such as ordinary traffic stops.”

    __________

    There’s no telling what garbage us in that bill, but you can bank on none of it being good for us.

    Here’s the link: http://www.schumer.senate.gov/forms/immigration.pdf .

    • evilsandmich

      The negotiations were weird, no? I’m guessing the traitors were negotiating on how much pretend CYA was required; otherwise yeah, they went all-in on ‘bad’.

  • bigone4u

    Common sense isn’t dying, it’s being murdered. The traitorous government in Washington is not my government. It’s leaders are not my leaders. They have cast aside their oath to protect this country from its enemies, foreign and domestic. Hell, they are the enemy.

  • The immigration bill senators introduced Wednesday bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement officers in most routine encounters, such as traffic stops.

    When do federal law enforcement officers make routine traffic stops?

    Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents Border Patrol line agents, said the new language restricting racial profiling won’t hurt agents’ ability to do their jobs. He said they are already are prohibited from profiling based on race or ethnicity.

    Because a hispanic would never try to sneak over the border like all the white people are doing.

    • whitworth

      “Federal law enforcement officers make routine traffic stops”–they are referring mostly to the Border Patrol, which stops cars, vans and trucks near the border carrying illegal aliens.

      • NYB

        The border patrol should be trying to interdict the aliens at point of entry.

        Using technology developed in Afghanistan, drones using sideways looking infrared radar can now detect columns of invading illegals on the Mexican side of the desert border.

        • George

          So long as the same drones are carrying Sidewinders, the problem can be taken care of in one pass.

  • whitworth

    A “promise” from Homeland Security to boost border security and be successful at it. How many hundreds of times have we heard this promise before over the past 27 years?
    They promised this during the negotiations for the 1986 amnesty and about 20 million more illegals have come across the border since then. So much for “promises”.

  • NYB

    It should be mandatory for police officers to establish legal citizenship status of everyone they encounter, regardless of race. Non citizens should always carry their papers.

    • Joe Stalin

      Because the answer to all our problems is bigger government, more police state, and being stopped and papers demanded when going about your daily business.

  • JohnEngelman

    This will give the police time to crack down on all those middle aged white female muggers.

  • Bob Willard

    Liberal Logic: Profiling people base on their race or profiling races on the whole is wrong and evil, and of you disagree it’s because you’re white and all whites are racist.

    • Jefferson

      Liberal Logic: It is however perfectly okay to racially profile all White gun owners as bat $hit crazy mass killers.

    • George

      It is, however, acceptable to profile based on race if the liberal says it’s okay.

      For example, an immigrant from Niger, whose ancestors were never slaves in America, being entitled to affirmative action hiring preferences. This is entirely based on race, but is acceptable to their minds.

      Alternately, a white immigrant from South Africa being rejected for the same AA benefits, again, based entirely on his race. This, too, is acceptable to the reptilian mind of the Controllasaurus Terribilus

  • Howard W. Campbell

    In Northeastern Indiana, there is a large number of Amish. Whenever you visit the Indianapolis Zoo or the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you will normally see Amish people visiting. (I guess this is one of the things they are allowed to do). I’m sure that under the federal political correctness guidelines that I am guilty of something when I checked to see that my wallet is still on me when a group of the undertow passes and am generally unconcerned when the Amish pass by. We must treat everyone the same.

    Soon the zoo will be as pleasurable as the airport.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Bet this won’t apply to whites.

    “Let’s hope this is a white man”.

    Oh Mr. Orwell, so prescient. The New Revolution is about to begin.

  • Bobby

    Once again I make the observation on the usual reaction to an issue that is going to make most of the other issues here moot——-19 comments. A mere 19 Americans so far feel this is important enough to contribute a view, comment. This nation is lost. Most Americans might as well ask Congress to turn the country over to Mexico. Peace.

  • Ms. WestCoastPortland

    Sure, you can do your job, but we’ll sue you for doing it…

  • PROFILING IS BAD, because it works?

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I suspect this bill is irrelevant; it’s not going to make it through the House of Representatives.

    • evilsandmich

      My great hope as well. The House thought that they had Bush’s bill in the bag, until the GOP realized that a large percentage of their base (including myself) would never vote for a Repub ever again if they passed the bill. I just hope that they still care; they might feel too spiteful toward their base after they didn’t show up to vote for two-face Romney.

  • mobilebay

    Why do we continue to believe that we are a nation of laws or even a sovereign nation? Our elected officials have seen fit to hand our country over as a dumping ground to every third world hellhole in the world. Spineless traitors!

  • Greg Thomas

    This government is doing everything in its power to aid and abet the mexican invasion.