Martinez Statement on House Member Racial Profiling Legislation

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Iris Martinez (D – Chicago), expressed her outrage over House Bill 1969, legislation similar to the recent immigration law passed in Arizona.  The bill gives law enforcement the ability to stop, detain, or arrest any person who they believe to be an illegal alien.


MARCH 28, 2011                                         LARRY LUSTER (217) 782-0907

“Legislation like this creates distrust between law enforcement and the members of the community, particularly Latinos. I’m outraged that legislation as outwardly prejudiced as this would even come before the General Assembly. It is time that we take a stand against and combat vicious attacks on our community,” Martinez said. “If this legislation comes before the Senate I will fight it until the end.”

House Bill 1969 is currently in Rules Committee, waiting be heard by the House.

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