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PHOENIX – The group in charge of teaching officers how to enforce Arizona's new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, unveiled how they plan to do that Wednesday.
Members of the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board say race will not be a factor in deciding who to stop and what to ask.
Rep. John Kavanagh says, “No police officer is going to look at somebody and say ‘Oh I have reasonable suspicion to say I think this person is here illegally’ because there is no illegal look. Short of running away from a federal detention center in an orange jumpsuit there is nothing about a person’s appearance that would lead one to believe, much less suspect, they are here illegally.”
Members of the Latino community and others say they are worried the law may lead to racial profiling.