Should Anchorage police demand proof of citizenship in traffic stops?

A proposed ordinance now before the Anchorage Assembly has drawn criticism from ethnic advocacy groups. Assemblyman Paul Bauer, representing East Anchorage, is behind a city ordinance that would require Anchorage police officers to ask drivers for proof of legal immigration status during routine traffic stops. The proposal has raised hackles on and off the Assembly.

Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage