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Wednesday, 19 January 2011 14:51

Mississippi Senate Passes Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

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An Arizona-style immigration bill passed the Mississippi State Senate on Tuesday and could have law enforcement officers checking the immigration status of persons during any lawful stop. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported on Jan. 19, that in the Democrat-controlled House, Judiciary A Committee Chairman Ed Blackmon (D-Canton) said he’s not sure which committee will get Senate Bill 2179, so its fate remains unclear.

 Similar legislation went to the House last year but died in committee. However, the Clarion-Ledger asserts that conservative Democrats mounting re-election campaigns might find the legislation more favorable this year. 

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