Originally Posted by petesusn
First, yes it is racial profiling. I believe that fery few Whites and Blacks enter through the Mex-US border illegally.
Imagine you're a cop, and you stop a car for speeding. You greet the driver, "How are you doing today?", and he responds in broken English. You ask to see his license, registration, and proof of insurance - the only document he can produce is a Guatemalan drivers license. Would you consider that to be racial profiling?
I would agree that the majority of illegals are from Latin America, but that does not mean the cops are making their determinations on the basis of skin color. In the above scenario, the cop would develop the same suspicion if the driver was white and handed over a Romanian drivers license.