Immigrants need to feel comfortable reporting crime to local law enforcement. If they are worried that they may be deported if they come into contact with police, they won’t report crimes or act as witnesses and we will all be endangered as a result. Our own police tell us this. Why do the republicans disrespect our police like this? This kind of stupid law has a real chilling effect, even on legal immigrants. It spreads fear and distrust through communities that need cohesion and understanding.