That took long: Truck driver forced to show birth certificate claims racial-profiling

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    Truck driver forced to show birth certificate claims racial-profiling | Phoenix News | Arizona News | azfamily.com | Featured Videos

    Don't know about any of you, but I've never heard of anyone in my state having asked by a officer to show their birth certificates. So no, it's not common, and yes it's racial profiling.
     
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    I guess you believe everything you hear and read too... I think this is most likely horse hockey.
     
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    I don't happen to believe everything I read and hear too. However, can you give me some evidence that what this american citizen is saying is false?
     
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    Its wrong dogbert but I agree with the Count "If it doesn't make sense Its probably not true" Devils advocate here; No hablo Ingles. Let me call my lawyer"
     
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    What do you mean it doesn't make sense? Again, I'd want some evidence that the story didn't happen as said in the article. Assumptions don't cut it.
     
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    It sounds, smells, and feels like bullshit. No wonder a naif like Dogshit fell for it hook line and stinker.
     
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    I drove a truck for awhile. Some states, including Az require a certified copy of your BC along with a CDL, cab card, nafta sticker, BOL and several other things. Leave them home, and they will arrest you. simple.

    Truck drivers know they are giving up many of their civil rights when they climb into the cab, doesn't stop them from whining though.

    I bet this guy drove for swift............


    It's been a law for awhile, nothing new, not related to the 'new' immigration law.
     
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    Well, it will be in the courts very soon.
    Most people seem to agree that this law is a reaction to Congress doing nothing to solve the problem. I have a friend in Arizona who literally has illegals tramping through his backyard. I think the courts will see through this law as an attempt for the state to make immigration law which is illegal.

    It's interesting that the GOP picked yesterday as a time to announce that they are pledging to block immigration reform. I wonder how that will sit with McCain supporters.

    GOP pledges to block immigration bill push - UPI.com
     
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    Better yet... got any evidence it is true?
     
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    What's curious is the agents stated--according--to the article that his paperwork on the truck were not in order--so he could not be checked off?

    "Abdon was told he did not have enough paperwork on him when he pulled into a weigh station to have his commercial truck checked." which should have been in violation of interstate transfer. IOW--they would have held the truck.

    We'll see how much further this goes--but this drivers statement seems a little strange to me?
     
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