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
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)

(Newser) – 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.

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