The proposal by the administration of President Barack Obama to scan license plates of all drivers in selected cities in an effort to locate illegal immigrants is not exactly legal, Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed Wednesday.
“It isn’t constitutional,” Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, told Fox News’ “Happening Now” show. “The Constitution establishes a bar over which the government must go before it can commence any investigation about anybody.
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“Law enforcement is not allowed to use its powers for no reason, or on a hunch, or a whim. It has to have a reason that they can articulate as to who did what wrong before they can start investigating,” he added.
As a means to track illegal immigrants, Napolitano said the plan “isn’t efficient.” He explained the government must answer, “Why are you investigating?” because he said, “You can’t just investigate anybody you want.”
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