Play "Who's the Immigrant?"

While always emotional and sometimes questionably engaging, Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez made a strong argument against the Arizona immigration law that, in CNN’s words, “lets police check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if ‘reasonable suspicion’ exists that the person is in the United States illegally.”  On Monday, the Supreme Court knocked down three other controversial elements of this same law.

Reasonable suspicion, however, has not been reasonably defined.

Wednesday, Rep. Gutierrez played Who’s the Immigrant with Congress.  He wanted to convince leaders that the Arizona provision will lead to racial profiling.  He won; I think.

Watch the five-minute video then take the poll at the bottom.  Consider adding a comment to explain your reasoning.  You can log in with your Facebook account safely.

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To read my previous blog post about the Arizona law, click on the blog title and scroll down.

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  • The only thing relevant here is that Craig Ferguson and Howie Mandel noted together that they were the only ones at their respective naturalization ceremonies who spoke English.

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    And that's OK, Jack, since English is not the official language of the U.S. Ferguson and Mandel must have have lots of interviews with all the new citizens to determine that.

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    Is Mr. Gutierrez working toward immigration reform that makes sense? Does he realize how crazy the current immigration laws are for the border states? I don't agree with sb1070, but I like the conversation it is generating.

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    "Show me your papers" sounds like Germany, And let us remember that everything Hitler did was legal.

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