Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois conducted a pop quiz on "spot the immigrant" this morning on the House floor while discussing the Supreme Court decision to allow the "papers please" provision of SB1070 to stand.
On this C-SPAN video (fast-forward to 15 seconds), Gutierrez blasts the law as unAmerican, and Arizona officials for claiming "with a straight face, no less," that they will be able to enforce this law without engaging in racial profiling.
See the video below.
With large photos of well-known faces -- Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez, New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker -- he pokes fun at Arizona officials who clearly must have telepathic powers to be able to develop "reasonable suspicion" that someone isn't a U.S. citizen without judging them by their appearance, the color of their skin or the pronunciation of their last name.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.