Police Chiefs, Holder Talk Immigration

Cops worry Arizona law will turn communities against them
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2010 8:55 AM CDT
Holder Talks Immigration with Police Chiefs
Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's oversight hearing on the Department of Justice, Thursday, May 13, 2010, on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Eric Holder will meet with police chiefs from about a dozen cities, including Phoenix and Tuscon, to listen to their concerns about Arizona's controversial immigration law. The chiefs are worried that the law will “drive a wedge” between police and their communities, eradicating trust they've worked to build “over many years,” they said in a statement ahead of the meeting. The president of Arizona's Association of Chiefs of Police will also be attending, as will chiefs from immigration hotspots like LA and Houston, CNN reports. (More illegal immigration stories.)

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