In the film "the Kite Runner" we saw the difficulties of an immigrant to the United States. Many have come here to escape problems in their won countries.  Explain the importance of the role of...

In the film "the Kite Runner" we saw the difficulties of an immigrant to the United States. Many have come here to escape problems in their won countries.  Explain the importance of the role of police officers in protecting such freedoms.  How should they treat people such as new immigrants? 

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Many new immigrants to the United States are fleeing persecution at home.  Many of these immigrants come to the United States with very little and are vulnerable to people who would try to take advantage of them.  They are also at a disadvantage as many of them do not speak English, or have very limited English skills.  It is the job of law enforcement personnel to enforce the laws of the landnot just for immigrants, but for native-born citizens as well.  Immigrants need to know that law enforcement officers are here to help them, not harm them.  Immigrants also need to know that the law should be impartial and that it does not help one group more than another.  This might not be the experience that immigrants had with law enforcement in their own country.  New immigrants to America need to know that law enforcement is here to help them and that they can go to law enforcement if they are victims of discrimination or harassment.  Law enforcement needs to be aware of different ethnic groups in the area and some of the more common ways that criminals take advantage of these people as they transition into American citizenship.