I read Ruben Navarrette Jr. article on CNN earlier today and he couldn’t be more accurate with his analysis of the above.
As an Immigration attorney, I often hear complaints from clients about Police Officers trying to play Immigration Judges. Staements like “your apssport has already expired so how come you are still here” (Most passport have extension sections that the officer was not aware of, also passports do not control one legal status in the US).
Until there centralized training for all US Police officials on immigration related isseus they should remain in the role as protectors of our society from criminals and leave the immigration enforcement to the Federal Governmet. Illegal immigrants that are afraid to ask for help from the police can be more like the subject of abuse by the real criminal our police officers should be going after.