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Critics of illegal aliens are not racist Friday, October 24, 2003
Jeffrey W. T. Buck [ Belvidere Road ] Metrowest Daily News
I am writing about the support illegal aliens have been getting recently.  First, illegal aliens, immigration and racism are entirely separate issues.  Judging someone's character displayed through disregard for law is not racism.  Also, why is it necessary for American bond agents to obey the law, but not immigrants?  Why the double standard?

As far as licenses for illegals go, if thousands of 15-year-old Americans suddenly start driving without licenses because they need to support their families will there be an outcry by the pro-illegal group and the police to lower the driving age?  Another double standard, right?

The 1996 Illegal Alien Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act (INA Sec. 287 (g) ) makes it a felony to encourage aliens to illegally come to or reside in America.  This includes anyone advising illegals to continue working in the U.S.  Clearly, granting driver's licenses to illegals so they can work would violate this law.  Also, state and local police have the authority to "detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation" when they suspect that he is an illegal alien due to evasive or nervous behavior, foreign dress or speech, or being in a location known to be heavily populated by illegal aliens.  This does not include race.  We have about 700,000 men and women across America in uniform who put their lives on the line for us each day.  They come in regular contact with illegals and need to be informed of their full authority.

The National Crime Information Center, part of the Department of Justice, lists data on outstanding warrants and fugitives. BICE operates the Law Enforcement Support Center to help local law officers with information on illegals.  State, county and local cops have taken an oath to uphold the law, not diversity.  Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution says that the United States shall protect each state against invasion.  The 1996 law in Section 133 permits states and localities to enter an agreement with the U.S. Attorney General to train and deputize a corps of officers as immigration specialists.  Florida trained 35 in 2002.  As of May 2003, 20-24 troopers in Alabama were scheduled for such training.  South Carolina is interested as well. We here in Massachusetts have an obligation to do likewise.

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