Friday, October 26, 2007
We recently (and here) reported on the immigration law passed in Prince William County. Latinos were particularly upset by the law's unanimous passage. As has been seen in the past, the anti-immigrant agitation for the law has had negative collateral effects on the immigrant -- lawful and undocumented -- community. The Washington Post reports that robbers have targeted immigrants for crime. This unfortunately is not surprising. My bet is that we will see an increase in the number of hate crimes against Latina/os and reports of discrimination against Latina/os in the wake of the passage of the Prince William County law. Sadly, it is as predictible as the sun rising in the morning.