Nebraska Police Chief Describes Problems with Arizona-Style Bill

Since Arizona passed its divisive and unconstitutional immigration law last April, many top law enforcement officials have raised serious concerns about the approach. Police officials have argued that such laws are an unfunded mandate on local police, reduce officers, undermine community policing, and force local departments to allocate more officers to processing immigration status for individuals without criminal records rather than spending time on the street fighting crime.

Listen to South Sioux City Police Chief Scot Ford describe concerns with Nebraska’s proposed Arizona-style law, LB 48.  Ford argues that the bill won’t resolve the broader issue – a broken immigration system – and will put up barriers between police officers and members of the community.

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