Former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) tells the Miami Herald that he's no fan of the new Arizona immigration law.
Martinez, who worked on a immigration reform compromise in the Senate in 2006, suggested the law could lead to racial profiling.
"What if someone decided I looked like an immigrant?" he said. "I don't carry a green card anymore. What if it was my family taking a trip to Miami from Orlando in a beat-up old car as we used to do when I was a kid, wouldn't it be tempting for someone to pull us over?'" . . .
Martinez says this despite the fact that the new law says officers cannot "profile" people. Immigration status can only be check if people are stopped for some other reason and the officer has reasonable suspicion the person may be illegal. But the facts don't seem to matter to hysterical voices like Martinez.