Hispanics feel harassed under Alabama's immigration law

Jul 21, 2012 Full story: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune 13

Alabama Capitol Police handcuff immigration law protesters May 16 outside of the senate chamber at the Statehouse in Montgomery.

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Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 21, 2012
"Ron Tyler, the police chief in Florence, Ala., said the small Hispanic community in his city of 39,000 people has "gone underground," refusing to report crimes out of fear that officers will arrest them or their family on immigration charges."

"Gonzalez has seen that fear of police playing out each day.

She said many people from her community have left the state, and those who remain have adopted habits that reduce their exposure to police. She said that's a huge change from life before the law, when the Hispanic community had a good relationship with police.

"The police were always very nice. They didn't bother (us); they didn't care if we were legal or illegal," she said. "But after the law, I don't know if they're forced or what, but they've been going after Latinos."

We don't care, if you are a illegal alien you need to be deported. Don't get mad because law enforcement is now coming into play. It's not going to get any better for illegal aliens.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#2 Jul 21, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
"Ron Tyler, the police chief in Florence, Ala., said the small Hispanic community in his city of 39,000 people has "gone underground," refusing to report crimes out of fear that officers will arrest them or their family on immigration charges."
"Gonzalez has seen that fear of police playing out each day.
She said many people from her community have left the state, and those who remain have adopted habits that reduce their exposure to police. She said that's a huge change from life before the law, when the Hispanic community had a good relationship with police.
"The police were always very nice. They didn't bother (us); they didn't care if we were legal or illegal," she said. "But after the law, I don't know if they're forced or what, but they've been going after Latinos."
We don't care, if you are a illegal alien you need to be deported. Don't get mad because law enforcement is now coming into play. It's not going to get any better for illegal aliens.
When Bentley signed that law, illegals were bailing out of Alabama like rats deserting a sinking ship. I saw a half dozen businesses in Enterprise suddenly close up, including Mexican restaurants and the Guatemalan Outreach center.

In the first quarter after the law was signed, Alabama's unemployment rate dropped significantly. Citizens taking those jobs American won't do, apparenlty......

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#3 Jul 22, 2012
If they or their family members were not in this country illegally, they would have no reason to hide or to fear the law unless they have committed further crimes.
ima

El Paso, TX

#4 Jul 22, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
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When Bentley signed that law, illegals were bailing out of Alabama like rats deserting a sinking ship. I saw a half dozen businesses in Enterprise suddenly close up, including Mexican restaurants and the Guatemalan Outreach center.
In the first quarter after the law was signed, Alabama's unemployment rate dropped significantly. Citizens taking those jobs American won't do, apparenlty......
And I'm sure no one there is suffering their absence, right? and less chance of getting runned over by an uninsured driver, too. If our states don't get adament and determined to continue to get these laws passed every time judges throw out the laws as unconstitutional [WE ARE ALL GOING TO SINK]. It is ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT {NOT TO GIVE UP} BUT FURROCIOUSLY KEEP THROWING BACK THOSE LAWS UNTIL SIGNED!!!! Sooner or later THEY WILL GET SIGNED, out of frustration maybe modified but we will still benefit.
magadala

Orting, WA

#6 Jul 22, 2012
"The police were always very nice. They didn't bother (us); they didn't care if we were legal or illegal," she said. "But after the law, I don't know if they're forced or what, but they've been going after Latinos."

Yea!!!

Did you read the part about how they won't report crimes and go back into the shadows and not help police because of this?

Another smoke screen! Illegal aliens from third world countries NEVER(!) report crime unless it is to their clear advantage to do so!!! Reporting crime to police IS NOT part of their culcha!!! Thus the reason for the rampant crime from whence they came!
mikemike

Portland, OR

#8 Jul 22, 2012
to all ILLEGAL the party is over,theres no more food or drink,by now you should have billions of american dollars,to live on in mexico,the money you have sent home

Since: Apr 09

small town

#9 Jul 22, 2012
When will the madness Stop! We need to Protect these illegal immigrants and their children! SO let make ICE do their JOB and DEPORT all these poor illegal immigrants and their children back to whatever country they came FROM. CONFISCATE ALL their WORLDLY POSSESSIONS and Sale their Possessions at Public Auction and use the Money to Help Pay for Social sevices for Legal Immigrants and United States Citizens. Deport more of these poor illegal immigrants Back to their Homeland Broke. That way it will discourage them to Stay at their Homeland, People not to come to United States without PROPER PAPERS. Illegal immigrants and their children ARE costing United States Taxpayers BILLIONS of Dollars. People who support illegal immigrants and their chidren Need to support these people in their own Homeland.
Priapus

Austin, TX

#10 Jul 22, 2012
Only criminals fear contact with the police so of course illegal aliens are afraid and "feeling harassed" then get the F back home and come back legally. Oh, but if you immigrate legally then the government knows who you are and there is expectation of paying taxes, paying hospital and other bills and so on.
mikemike

Portland, OR

#11 Jul 22, 2012
dirtbag1958 wrote:
When will the madness Stop! We need to Protect these illegal immigrants and their children! SO let make ICE do their JOB and DEPORT all these poor illegal immigrants and their children back to whatever country they came FROM. CONFISCATE ALL their WORLDLY POSSESSIONS and Sale their Possessions at Public Auction and use the Money to Help Pay for Social sevices for Legal Immigrants and United States Citizens. Deport more of these poor illegal immigrants Back to their Homeland Broke. That way it will discourage them to Stay at their Homeland, People not to come to United States without PROPER PAPERS. Illegal immigrants and their children ARE costing United States Taxpayers BILLIONS of Dollars. People who support illegal immigrants and their chidren Need to support these people in their own Homeland.
excelent post.
True Story

Venice, CA

#12 Jul 22, 2012
Hispanics will simply sue the crap out of that welfare state until Alabama gets the message.
True Story

Venice, CA

#13 Jul 22, 2012
b4its2late wrote:
In the real world that isnt politicaly correct, latnos, and blacks should get more attention.
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Latinos,and blacks cause more problems, and should be profiled.
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More illegals
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More gangs
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More drug dealing
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More murder and shootings
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more robberies
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Shittier and more racist attitudes
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IT IS WHAT IT IS. DEAL WITH IT. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE GOOD ONES THAT GET CAUGHT UP IN IT...TOO BAD....STOP WHINNING AND HELP STRAIGHTEN OUT THE AHOLES. STOP HIDING BEHIND THE RACE CARD AND HELP FIX THE PROBLEM. OR SUFFER WITH THE REST.
But you're not a racist.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#14 Jul 22, 2012
True Story wrote:
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But you're not a racist.
Like so many other liberals, you confuse racism / profiling with statistics.

More than half of California’s adult male population is Latino or nonwhite (55%), but three of every four men in prison are Latino or nonwhite: 41% are Latino, 29% are African American, and 6% are of another race. Among adult men in 2010, African Americans were incarcerated at a rate of 5,525 per 100,000, compared to 1,146 for Latinos, 671 for non-Latino whites, and 43 for Asians. Among women, African Americans were incarcerated at a rate of 342 per 100,000, compared to 57 for Latinas, 66 for non-Latina whites, and 5 for Asians.

Is that racism? Is it profiling? No, it is statistics. Facts are that one of the most liberal states in the country has a prison population that is 76% nonwhite.

That ought to tell even you something.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jul 26, 2012
This article contradicts itself in several places. In addition, its slant is one of feeling sorry for the plight of people who have been flying under the radar and are unhappy that their life is getting tougher because the citizens want them gone.

Well, if illegal aliens feel singled out, it's because the law is working! It's intended to make your life rougher, so you'll seek opportunity elsewhere. You might want to take the hint and fade away.

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