Here is a very insightful radio show that give us a look at new controversies that we may see as the Jamiel's Law movement moves forward.
The argument has basically boiled down to this. Now that communities are moving forward to deport convicted Mexican nationals who are here illegally there is some fuss about the administrative turnover. For example, if you serve your sentence for DUI or burglary or whatever and you have been determined by local law enforcement or the courts to be an illegal alien, BUT the Feds don't know, you may be held in detention while the paperwork gets done. The rules for local/federal cooperation on this matter is 48 hours max detention. But sometimes there's a backlog. In PG County, there were more that 60 prisoners ready to be released to the Feds that ICE hadn't processed. In steps the civil rights attorney and you can guess where it goes from there.
The larger problem was succinctly stated. With 12-20 million illegal immigrants in America and just a couple thousand folks to deal with them, the Feds require the leverage of local law enforcement. But local law enforcement may have a reputation for racial profiling, and the somewhat ridiculous charge here of 'using language' to tell if somebody might be Mexican.
What's also hilarious in a dark sort of way is that the civil rights attorney in this broadcast is charging that her clients rights are being trampled because ICE doesn't process their paperwork, or doesn't even have paperwork for them. The result? They get lost in a detention and prison system without proper identification. Ya think?