Republican Latinos in Swing-State Florida Publicly Support Hillary Clinton
William Sanchez, a Republican who served in former President George W. Bush’s administration, is grateful Barack Obama and not Donald Trump was in office when Arizona passed its toughest in the nation immigration enforcement bill in 2010.
Sanchez, an immigration attorney for 30 years, said that legislation hurt all Hispanics and anyone who looks Hispanic. Luckily, Obama was willing to muster resources to fight the law in court, he said, adding that that he fears under Trump, the kind of discrimination Arizona tried to codify could become the norm in other states.
“One of the reasons that bill caused such an uproar is they were allowing, generally, state police to arrest people who looked like they could be immigrants … it was focused toward anybody who may not look white American,” Sanchez said.