Argument: Arizona law creates a class of suspects

Issue Report: Arizona illegal immigration law


Michael Gerson. “A test of Arizona’s political character.” Washington Post. April 28, 2010: “This law creates a suspect class, based in part on ethnicity, considered guilty until they prove themselves innocent. It makes it harder for illegal immigrants to live without scrutiny — but it also makes it harder for some American citizens to live without suspicion and humiliation. Americans are not accustomed to the command ‘Your papers, please,’ however politely delivered.”