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On Illegal Immigration Legislation…

January 31, 2011
tags: illegal immigration
by Brett

In the first couple weeks of the session, both chambers of the state legislature have taken on bills related to illegal immigration. In the Senate, they passed a bill largely modeled after the Arizona legislation that drew so much attention last year. The House- somewhat surprisingly- decided to take this up and pass a bill although it is very different from what the Senate gave us.

** Rep. Greg Snowden provides his take on the House bill- which Republicans mainly supported even if they didn’t like it. Basically given a “take it or leave it” option, they took it; along with many white Democrats in providing the 77-40 majority. It was mostly the Black Caucus who opposed this. This means the bill is technically alive as it goes back to the Senate, but Snowden isn’t confident any immigration enforcement bill this year. As Snowden points out, this was excellent political maneuvering by House Democrats for two key reasons: 1) RWDs got to vote on this and can campaign on support for an illegal alien crackdown bill. 2) This bill will die so the liberals- mainly the LBC- who make up the base in the House will be happy.

** Speaking of bills on life support, Tea Party groups- along with Sen. Joey Fillingane (R-Hattiesburg)- are continuing their strong push for SB225 which would use remittance fees to build a border fence. The bill will die this week if the Judiciary A committee doesn’t take up action this week. Here is a flyer that Mississippi Patriots are distributing.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. R.W. Holton permalink
    January 31, 2011 1:38 pm

    There are powers that be who intend to subvert any restrictions on immigration- legal or otherwise. They want the population to explode in the U.S. I consider O’Bama to be a mouthpiece for these people. The Houston Chronical reported that U.S. population will increase to 600 million by 2100. They state that 90% of the population growth will be legal and illegal immigration from Latin America. They call population growth “The constant greening of the economy”. Also it will keep providing soldiers, laborers and consummers. Just watch the jiving and quick foot work that is already going on whenever any laws dealing with illegal immigration are seriously pursued. Maybe the republicans are serious about stopping illegal immigrants (though somehow they have talked and yet nothing has been done) but Democrats are certainly against any measure that would stop the many abuses of immigration to America.


  2. marmie permalink
    January 31, 2011 2:16 pm

    Senator Fillingane needs supporters of this bill to call their senators and express their support for SB225 today.

  3. Maya permalink
    January 31, 2011 5:52 pm

    ILLEGAL aliens are the most expensive workers in the world. Just think of all the costs employers put on the back of citizens and our nation.

    When have the cost savings of cheap labor ever been passed onto the consumer? Realistically any savings gained by the use of a cheaper labor force are pocketed by the employer. Take any industry labor force that has made concessions on wages and look to see if products those people manufactured have not still climbed.

    Sometime during the last 40 years it became a crime for Americans to make a decent wage. The globalist propaganda that Americans needed to compete with third world slave labor was utter BS.

    Eventually the race to the bottom of the wage market will catch up with the corporate world. The US once had the largest consumer base in the world. The large middle class purchased more consumer goods then the rest of the world combined.

    The globalists promoters have destroyed the goose that laid the golden eggs. If Americans are working for third world wages, who will buy their products? Henry Ford realized long ago that if his workers made better wages, they would buy his cars.

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