Let's start with the actual facts. This young man, no matter how innocent and good he is, he is still by all aspects of the Law under which we all live under, is an Illegal. The word again, is ILLEGAL. I happen to be friends with a good bit of people from Mexico, and other countries who have gone through the Immigration process and are now legal citizens of the United States. Some are still in the process but they are following the law.
If this mom really wanted to help her young son, then why doesn't he have some paper showing he is in the Process of getting his Citzenship.
I will say that if these particular policeman actually did and said all this then they are total jerks and were discriminating so they are also not correct. They apparently had no real reason to stop the young man and were actually harassing him by picking him out due to the color of his skin, or that he looked hispanic, or whatever. They were wrong.
Now 2 wrongs do not make a right. The color of one's skin is really a misnomer. There are many many hispanics who are not dark skinned but very light / caucasian looking. So to use the 'color' of one's skin is a crutch used by so many do gooders to make us all look bad and uncaring.
When a law is broken, there is a penalty to pay. This young man, no matter what, has broken a law. It is not his fault that he has been in this Country for as many years as he has going to public schools, etc., but it is the fault of his mother or mother/father who let him live here this long without ever going through the process of obtaining citizenship.
One of our dear friends came to this country back in 1986. She became a naturalized citizen in 1991. She is now running for US Congress. She is a proud American very proud of this Country and wants to do what she can to make it better to clean the corruption out.
Immigration reform is definitely needed. I believe the majority of us all, no matter our skin color, ethnicity, race, whatever, we all believe immigration needs to be fixed. It takes way to long for one who applies for citizenship to get their citizenship. I now people from New Zealand who have been in 'process' for 15 yrs and had to do the go back home every 6 months because of the way the immigration laws are right now. Yet, there are those who have gotten their citizenship in 10 yrs or less; some took 20 yrs. So, yes, it does need changed but not to the point that there is nothing but complete amnesty - not having to go through a legal process to legally become a naturalized citizen. This is true in any Country. Try going to live in Mexico. As an 'illegal' you have no rights to property. Go read their constitution, and how they look at people coming into their country.
Try going to another country and try to get the benefits that we have been allowing illegals to get, and/or that they think and believe they should have even though they are illegal. Are we to let people just come into this country illegally and get all the same benefits that we as American Citizens work for on a daily basis. You don't get that anywhere else. Why are they fighting so hard to stay illegal? Why are they fighting so hard to have all we have just given to them on a silver platter without going through the legal process of immigration to obtain citizenship or even a green card; something that says they came here and are here legally.
Do you or anyone else walk into a store, pick up clothing, or shoes, handbags, or if in a grocery store pick up groceries of all types, put them in your cart and then just walk out without paying? Isn't this against the law? Taking something that is not legally yours. Should you not be punished for doing something against the law?
Isn't taking someone elses Social Security number to get a job stealing? and lying? Are they not crimes committed, are they not against the law? Should not the person performing identity theft be punished?
No one is against anyone coming into this Country to be free, to have the dreams that we all have who already live here, to achieve, become better people, to get better schooling, have a better life, no one is denying anyone those rights- we're just saying to do it legally. Do it the way so many immigrants have done for so many years. They applied for citizenship and followed the law to become a US Citizen. Even those people who have done so legally according to the law are not in favor of those who come into this Country illegally, against the law, and expect to receive the benefits that so many immigrants worked so hard to become legal citizens.
While the immigration laws are on the books the way they are, follow the law and continue to work at improving the immigration laws to help make the process less cumbersome, and be completed quicker say within 5 yrs vs 10-15-20 yrs.