BY U.S. SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE, D-Hawaii — The Supreme Court was on the right path, but, I would like to have seen this discriminatory piece of Arizona legislation done away with entirely.
I am happy to say that Hawaii doesn’t treat immigrants in this fashion.
Sadly, I recall, all too well, a time in this country when people were judged and divided by the color of their skin and we should not allow laws like this to exist in any form.
No American should come under suspicion for their appearance or their last name.
Today’s decision further underscores the need for comprehensive immigration reform and I would urge my colleagues in the House and the Senate to come together and work toward this so we will not need the Supreme Court to issue opinions about how we treat our immigrant population.