Monday, November 19, 2007

Now I am Suspicious

Check out this article;

  • Immigrants Could Face Tighter Rules in Michigan

  • Published: November 18, 2007
  • Several Michigan lawmakers, frustrated with the defeat in Congress of an immigration law overhaul, are proposing state laws to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants.
  • The lawmakers, all Democrats from the state House, offered a package of bills late last week intended to crack down on employers, making it a felony to hire an illegal immigrant knowingly. Violation could mean fines of up to $250,000 and as much as five years in prison for repeat offenders.
  • The sponsors said the legislation would be formally introduced this month in the House. “We have no legal weapons right now in the state of Michigan,” said State Representative Kate Elbi, one of the sponsors. “What we’re doing is giving our state the tools that we need.”
Why am I suspicious? The lawmakers who offered the bills are Democrats? Either I need to be suspicious of Michigan Republicans not caring as much as they say about illegal immigration or I need to be suspicious of these Democrats that there is "more that meets the eye."
Read the rest here.

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