Thursday, May 14, 2009

Local Immigration Enforcement: A Fresh Perspective from the Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle Opinion page let us know that the paper is not completely out of the loop.  In an impressive move, the Chronicle made a statement against local police randomly asking for proof of residency status without probable cause.  This is in response to the Houston Police Officers Union requesting a change.

It is 6:30 am in the morning.  There are 10 comments to the editorial, and they are all anti-immigrant.  Why can't someone send in something supporting the Chronicle's position?  Do only people full of hate know how to write?

Or could it be --- those who are not so hateful are concerned about any consequences related to going against the ones who want to blast all undocumented people out of the country.  Hatred often misfires and hurts more than just a few.

just to let you know, if Houston were to change it's position regarding this policy acc. to the Chronicle:  "would make Houston the only major city police force in Texas to allow police questioning of non-suspects about their citizenship status."

status won’t make neighborhoods safer," Houston Chronicle, May 14, 2009

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