Stop the Immigration Profiling

Stop the Immigration Profiling

"The President should declare that -- unless affirmatively mandated by law -- the federal immigration agencies shall:

  • Judge people seeking immigration benefits or relief from removal as individuals, based on the merit or demerit of their factual and legal circumstances.
  • Refrain from profiling people by color or national origin.
  • Apply neutrally phrased legislation even-handedly, without regard to any personal agenda of the adjudicator to serve as an unappointed line of defense against an influx of applicants from a particular country or with a certain complexion.

The President's order should require the Secretaries of State, Labor, Justice and DHS to produce a formal plan in 90 days to investigate and eliminate racial and national-origin profiling, discipline or dismiss any immigration officials who are found to have engaged in prohibited profiling, and publish periodic progress reports.  Under the order, claims of racial or national-origin profiling should be jointly investigated and violations enforced by the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Justice department's Civil Rights Division." - Angelo Paparelli, Mar. 3, 2012.