A small town in Florida, devastated by hurricanes, rebuilt by an influx of illegal immigrants, now has a 3% Latino population. Unemployment is low. Crime rates are low. But a local Sheriff takes it upon himself to “crackdown” on illegal immigration. He admits he has no legal authority to enforce Federal law, but he personally leads immigration raids on local businesses, hoping to find undocumented workers who have violated state law. The Sheriff’s raids use race as the determining factor when making arrests. Businesses known to employ Latinos are targeted. When the Sheriff finds a business with no Latino workers, he calls off the raid and arrests no one. A popular restaurant, after being raided by the Sheriff in February, is still unable to find enough employees to stay in business. But the old-timers of the town are happy, because as one man states, “there are definitely less Spanish speakers.”
Is this good for America?