One of our local assembly pols (a Republican) is proposing that the local police be empowered to ask people if they are citizens. Not everyone, just those that they select, which sounds a lot to me like racial profiling. In the article, the paper refers to laws drafted for some states (Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma) by the Immigration Reform Law Institute. I’ve looked at their website and at some testimony by Dan Stein about immigration loopholes, but haven’t found any substantial political affiliations.
Is this a thinly-disguised bunch of fascists or are they genuinely concerned about immigration reform? The states they have crafted legislation for are not exactly bastions of liberal thought or tolerance, but that doesn’t mean the organization is right-leaning. I thought I would check with our more astute Dopers before writing an indignant letter to the paper.