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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

NH Committee Recommends Killing Immigration Checks

Associated Press-New Hampshire: The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee has voted 14-1 to recommend killing a bill requiring police to check the immigration status of all arrested persons.

Opponents say the bill would encourage racial profiling and make police more ready to arrest people who "looked foreign" in order to check their immigration status.

Others voiced concerns the bill would harm police relations with the Hispanic community. State Police Captain David Parenteau said checking every person that police arrest would be burdensome to both police and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials covering the state.

The lone dissenting vote was Republican Rep. Phil Greazzo from Manchester who said the bill had merit and did not believe the checks would be a burden.

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