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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Give us your poor... UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Here's Rep. Billl Sample's anti-immigrant bill, fresh in the hopper. It begins with a lie, that immigration can lead to "economic hardship." The facts are that the immigrant workforce is a plus for Arkansas.

It's the bad Oklahoma law writ even worse. Pick up an undocumented hitchhiker and you have committed a Class D felony. It will put the State Police in the immigrant identification business. Etc. Going to be a whale of a fight. The demagoguery will be of the highest order.

UPDATE: Speaker Wills has sent the bill to the Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Steve Harrelson. The belief among opponents is that this shoulld prove the bill's death knell.


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