Skip to comments.Mississippi House Passes Arizona-Style Immigration Law (The "Wave" Goes On)
Posted on 03/15/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
It has been nearly a year since Janet Murguia, the President of National Council of La Raza ("The Race") bragged that thanks to their boycott of Arizona, the state's "copycat wave" of immigration laws had "stopped cold".
Well, La Raza's failed boycott was stopped cold last year after failing miserably. But the "wave" of states emulating Arizona-style immigration laws goes on, and on.
And now we are about to add Mississippi to that list, as the state House on Wednesday passed H.B. 488 by an overwhelming, bi-partisan margin (70-47, with 10 Democrats crossing party lines to vote yes). If it becomes law, it would mandate that all law enforcement officers check immigration status of any person arrested in the state.
Even though the bill was narrowly focused on immigration checks and purposely avoided provisions that have recently been blocked by Federal courts (such as counting the number of illegal alien children in schools), opponents were thick and frequent with the usual race-baiting and accusations of "un-Christian" lack of "compassion" in the bill.
"If we pass this bill, it will set Mississippi back 60 years," said Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport. "Let us show America we are not the narrow-minded people they say we are."Funny how illegal alien advocates never seem to have much compassion for those citizens left jobless, or the suffering of their families, because of illegal aliens in the state. Mississippi struggles through a 10% unemployment rate, while neighbor Alabama has seen its employment rebound since it passed its own immigration law last year.
Rep Ed Blackmon, D-Canton, said, "This bill will displace families...I wonder if this bill lacks the full measure of Christian compassion most of us espouse to."
But proponents of the bill slogged ahead and got the job done.
"This bill is not profiling, starving... any person," said Judiciary B Chair Andy Gipson, R-Braxton. "It is about the rule of law...It is against the law to be here illegally in Mississippi."Now, H.B. 488 moves on the the Senate, where the vote should be closer, but should pass if the interests of illegal alien-addicted farmers can be overcome. SWA activists will continue to put pressure on lawmakers to do the right thing, and stand with the rule of law.
Gov. Phil Bryant - a proponent of crackdowns on illegals for years - has already said he would sign it into law.
Way to go, Magnolia State!
It sounds like Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport is a big fan of voter fraud. She gets it. Without the illegal alien votes, the ‘RATS are outta there.
This will give Marco Rubio another state whose policies he can refuse to support.
Rubio opposed AZ 1070. Today he was having a grand time on Geraldo Rivera’s radio show. Both support the DREAM Act and some sort of amnesty.
Agreed, Rubio is a 100% phony. Whoever wins the nomination should choose Susana Martinez, who is the real deal on these issues.
The last estimate I heard of illegal immigrants in the U.S. was about 15 million.
The last estimate I heard of unemployed Americans was about 15 million.
I’m sure that’s just a coincidence that the numbers are roughly the same! s/off
Sonya Williams-Barnes, Ed Blackmon, Marco Rubio, and Heralco all need to take their familys, and move to the border in South East AriZona for a couple of years, then they can shoot theri mouths off.
I’d say that there are 15 million illegals in SoCal alone.
“This bill is not profiling, starving... any person,” said Judiciary B Chair Andy Gipson, R-Braxton. “It is about the rule of law...It is against the law to be here illegally in Mississippi.”
Yippeee for MS! I can’t wait to become a LEGAL resident!
“interests of illegal alien-addicted farmers can be overcome.”
You have illegal alien addicted farmers?
Are you fixin' to move here?
Why...yes I am. ;o)