Mack (R) compares Ariz. law to Nazi Germany

Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) ripped into the new Arizona immigration law today, comparing it to Nazi Germany.

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"This law of 'frontier justice' – where law enforcement officials are required to stop anyone based on 'reasonable suspicion' that they may be in the country illegally – is reminiscent of a time during World War II when the Gestapo in Germany stopped people on the street and asked for their papers without probable cause," Mack said in a statement.

"This is not the America I grew up in and believe in, and it’s not the America I want my children to grow up in," he added.

The Arizona law would allow law enforcement officers who come into legal contact with individuals to demand proof of citizenship if there is a "reasonable suspicion" that person may be undocumented.


Considered a potential candidate for statewide office in Florida, Mack's position may help with the state's large Hispanic population.

Mack is also the ranking Republican on the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and a critic of leftist Latin American leaders such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

Marco Rubio has also criticized the bill.