Friday, July 6, 2007

Why Don’t National Dems Take a Lesson From These Guys...?






Jim Webb (D-VA), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) all voted to defeat the recent ill-conceived “amnesty for illegal aliens Bill,”

Now Arizona’s Democratic Governor, Janet Napolitano has signed a new law that effectively sets up a two-strikes penalty for enterprises that hire illegal aliens/”undocumented workers.” For a first offense, a business employing an illegal immigrant would have its business license suspended temporarily. A second offense would mean a permanent revocation of that license.

The new law "takes the most aggressive action in the country against employers who knowingly or intentionally hire undocumented workers says Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), who signed the measure into law late Monday, July 2nd.

This get-tough attitude with businesses is growing across the US. As of April, 40 other states had introduced 199 bills related to employment of undocumented workers – the top subject of immigration-related legislation in the states,

Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Tennessee, and West Virginia are still in the process of enacting legislation to force employers to verify their workers' legal status.

There’s no question that individual states have the right to set the parameters for employment within that state, so these new laws are expected to weather any challenges.

Given the overwhelming public support for border enforcement and its antipathy for illegal immigration, why are the national Democrats failing to adopt the agenda of their more enlightened brethren?

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I haven't had much to say to your post, just wanted to say HI, JMK!!!
:)

Mick Brady said...

Perhaps they don't feel the heat coming from this issue as much as they do in Arizona? I just read that our heat wave is heading east, so maybe that will help a little.

JMK said...

Thanks Rachel.

I'm glad you're around.

Whether we agree or not, it's always good to hear your views.

Thanks for touching base.

JMK said...

I think you're right that the issue is more critical along the border states, but it SHOULD be seen as a national problem...at the least, a national security problem.

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