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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, May 28, 2010

Massachusetts is no longer a sanctuary state

In the wake of Arizona's kerfuffle over illegal immigration and other states pondering the enactment of stricter laws against aliens, Massachusetts quickly chose self preservation over it's status as a sanctuary state.....

From Moonbattery -- The Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years.
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.

With other states forcing illegals to leave, Massachusetts realized many of them would gravitate toward the known sanctuary states, depressing wages, overwhelming their already overwhelmed social services, and bringing drug and gang trouble with them. That leaves only Maine, Oregon, and Alaska as the remaining sanctuary states but, about half the other states have large cities that are declared sanctuary cities.
I doubt taxpayers in these cities want their neighborhoods to become barrios overnight so expect to see a lot more of these laws passed......it's about time!


David said...

It's about time!

"barrios" is a fifty-cent word - well done!

Ed said...

Thanks. With only six months to go before the midterms, immigration is shaping up to be the defining issue of the year. Obama clearly thought reform would be the issue but, Arizona and Mass. effectively shut down the possibility of a reform bill and instead, put the administration on the defensive rather the offensive regarding illegal aliens. Hopefully, taxpayer outrage lasts and Obama's utter failure to close the border in any way spells disaster at the polls for democrats.