Racists: Illegal immigration crackdown passed by … Massachusetts senate
posted at 9:59 pm on May 27, 2010 by Allahpundit
I wish Teddy could have been here to see it.
The measure, which passed on a 28-10 vote as an amendment to the budget, would bar the state from doing business with any company found to break federal laws barring illegal immigrant hiring. It would also toughen penalties for creating or using fake identification documents, and explicitly deny in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants…
Democrats had resisted such a sweeping proposal, but spent last evening negotiating today’s measure, shortly after a new polled showed 84 percent of the liberal-leaning state’s voters supported tough immigration rules barring state services to illegal immigrants…
The measure would also close what supporters say is a loophole that allows businesses to register cars under a company name, without identifying the owner by Social Security number and federal tax identification number. It would also crate a toll-free hot line for anonymous reporting of companies that employ illegal immigrants…
Thursday’s Senate amendment would also authorize the state attorney general’s office to broker an agreement with federal authorities to help enforce immigration law. That would be a stark departure for Attorney General Martha Coakley, who has increased outreach to immigrants, encouraging them to file employment complaints, regardless of their legal status. Scores of immigrants whose bosses allegedly failed to pay their wages have turned to her for help in recent years.
State legislative action to enforce federal law, eh? What a novel idea. Question one: Will the boycott movement that pretty much everyone hates except for a few vocal amnesty shills now target Boston? Question two: Assuming it passes the Massachusetts house, does Deval Patrick dare veto it? He’ll want to, of course, but he’s up for reelection this year and 84 percent support ain’t beanbag. Question three, most importantly: Will the Red Sox start wearing “Los Red Sox” jerseys to show solidarity with the “victims”? Obama-approved, baby!
For your entertainment, here’s a local news interview with the Massachusetts rep whose car was rear-ended by an illegal. Not to worry, though: He’s still “pro-illegal immigrant.” Has anyone showed him that poll yet?
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