Former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) tells the Miami Herald that he's no fan of the new Arizona immigration law.
Martinez, who worked on a immigration reform compromise in the Senate in 2006, suggested the law could lead to racial profiling.
"What if someone decided I looked like an immigrant?" he said. "I don't carry a green card anymore. What if it was my family taking a trip to Miami from Orlando in a beat-up old car as we used to do when I was a kid, wouldn't it be tempting for someone to pull us over?'"
The Florida Republican also said he was disappointed to hear the same "angry voices" enter the immigration debate now that Congress is re-examining the issue.
"I kind of cringe to see it all start again, to hear the same angry voices,'' he said. "What frustrates me so much is people equating illegal immigrants with criminals. You hear people talking about an invasion of our country.''