In the words of Chairman Castro: "The purpose of this briefing is to analyze whether recently enacted state immigration enforcement laws have adversely impacted the civil rights of both U.S. citizens and noncitizen immigrants. The purpose of this briefing is to examine whether or not the recently enacted state immigration laws foster discrimination or contribute to an increase in hate crimes, cause elevated racial or ethnic profiling, impact students' rights under Plyler versus Doe or compromise the public safety or community policing."
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Public Field Briefing. Birmingham, Alabama. August 17, 2012