Greyhound to Screen for Illegal Immigrants
SAN DIEGO -- Greyhound Lines Inc., the nation's largest intercity bus company, has threatened to fire employees who sell bus tickets to illegal immigrants under an internal policy that some Hispanic advocacy groups are calling an invitation to racial profiling.
Why don't the papers ever quote the concern of marijuana advocacy groups when new drug policies make it more difficult for that group of lawbreakers? Would that be too obvious that it's silly to quote opposition groups when we are talking about enforcing the law?
The "Transportation of Illegal Aliens" policy warns Greyhound's customer service employees to beware of people in large groups, moving in single file and traveling with little or no luggage.
"When the standard is that you should know who is in the U.S. illegally, it is a recipe for singling out Latinos," said Cecilia Munoz of the National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C., who participated in the call. "You're not going to go after the Irish-looking guy."
Yes Cecilia, it is mostly Hispanics breaking our immigration laws. But as a member of a group who advocates for "The Race" I'm sure you already knew that.
I'm glad that a private company is taking our laws seriously but these same people who are denied a bus ticket can always get a drivers license from the state of Oregon.
But this is part of the solution. Imagine if illegal aliens had a harder time trying to get a car? What if you couldn't get it registered, go through DEQ, renew your tags, or get insurance if you were an illegal alien? We would have a lot more arrests and it would discourage people from coming back or even coming in the first place.
We should be working to limit their trasportation opportunities at every chance we get.