Twelve or so bills have already been filed by the same characters as last time that deals with all manner of “immigration issues.” Issues that drew still more Hispanic voters to the Democratic side in the past election.
The bills deal with all sorts of issues, none of which any legislator really wants to see put right. The one I always like is the one that promises to punish with steep fines any employer who knowingly employs an illegal immigrant in his business.
This, anyone can tell you, is how
But it looks good to file a law like that, and it looks even better when you argue about it in committees, and even better if it makes it to the House floor (which it never does).
Another anti-immigrant bill filed will impress anyone with a 6th grade education or less. This is the one that seeks to close the so-called loophole that allows the offspring of illegal aliens to earn automatic citizenship by virtue of the fact that they were born in this country, even though the babys’ parents were there illegally.
It sticks in the craw of some people that
That is, the State of
“All persons born or naturalized in the
, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States ” United States
That seems kind of clear.
But again, it looks really good to the truly ignorant when a bill like that gets filed.
And that’s it in a nutshell. That is the kind of thing we have to deal with every other year.
Placating the ignorant racists in this state.