Anchorage rejects immigration proposals

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Assembly has again rejected measures that could have led to police checking on a person's citizenship during traffic stops and arrests.

Assembly members Tuesday night refused to consider Assembly member Paul Bauer's plan for advisory votes on immigration checks. Bauer could not get three votes to bring the advisory vote up for discussion.

One advisory question would have asked voters if police should check someone's citizenship during traffic stops and arrests.

The other would have asked if police should be trained to enforce federal immigration laws.

Critics say Bauer's proposals would be divisive and could lead to racial profiling.

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