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Frederick County officials shouldn't be enforcing immigration law
A Hispanic woman was eating her lunch near a pond outside her workplace when deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office arbitrarily accosted her. They questioned her about her immigration status, arrested her and placed her in detention, where she remained for 46 days, separated from her 1-year-old child. This 2008 incident has been echoed countless times across the country, as local police officers — deputized as immigration enforcers — engage in racial profiling to fulfill their mandate to detain undocumented immigrants for deportation.
By Sirine Shebaya
December 10, 2012