This week’s ruling on Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070 by the U.S. Supreme Court left the bill’s most controversial measure — the so-called papers please provision — untouched, and Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is not happy about it.
The Huffington Post picked up on remarks from the congressman on the House floor this morning:
“Arizona politicians will tell you with a straight face, no less, that they can apply this law without using racial profiling,” Gutierrez said, “without assuming that someone named Gutierrez isn’t less likely to be in this country legally than someone named Smith. That’s an amazing skill.”
And to prove the point, Gutierrez issued a challenge for C-SPAN viewers, which we’ve recreated below: