ABC's Sherri Shepherd: ‘I Don’t Care’ About Report on Drugs from Mexico, Arizona Law on Illegal Immigration ‘Very Unfair’

By Nicholas Ballasy | May 3, 2010 | 6:43 PM EDT

Sherri Shepherd, a co-host of ABC’s “The View” (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

( - When asked, in the context of Arizona's new immigration law, about a Justice Department  report showing that one-out-of-five American teenagers uses illegal drugs and that most of those drugs come out of Mexico, Sherri Shepherd, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” said she did not care. Arizona’s new law against illegal immigration is “very unfair,” she said, and America has got to do better.
Shepherd spoke with at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner on May 1 in Washington, D.C. asked her, “A lot of celebrities have come out against the Arizona immigration law recently, what’s your stance on it, do you have an opinion on the law?”
Shepherd said, “It’s got to be better. It’s got – the fact that you can stop somebody under reasonable suspicion and there’s people from Canada that are over here legally who will never be stopped. I think it’s, you know, it’s very unfair, and I think that it’s just got to be, you got to do better than what you’re doing, and I think the federal government needs to get involved.” then asked Shepherd, “The Justice Department recently released a report saying that one-in-five teenagers in the United States use illegal substances and those illegal substances are from Mexico, that’s the main provider –” and she said, “I don’t care! You still have to do better.”
“To just stop people just because you think that they may be an immigrant,” said Shepherd. “What about people who are brown-skinned who you think they may be and they’re not? And what about, you know, trying to deport children?
“I mean, what happens when you deport a family and then you got children who are staying here?” she said. “Then what do you do? Put them in the foster (care) system? You’re going to have some very angry adults. It just has to be done better.”