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Back for more: Another push for immigration bill (EDITORIAL)

Back for more: Another push for immigration bill (EDITORIAL)


The Oklahoma Editorials

Published: May 3, 2010

We get the sense that state Rep. Randy Terrill simply can’t stand the thought of not having crafted the toughest immigration law in the land. His House Bill 1804, approved in 2007, gave him that distinction for a while but Arizona recently outdid Oklahoma with a law that has been the talk of the land for days.

So now Terrill, R-Moore, and a few Republican colleagues at the Capitol are looking for a way to climb back on top. Among the ideas being considered are confiscating vehicles driven by illegal immigrants and not allowing citizen status to be granted at birth to those born in this country to parents who are both here illegally.

Terrill wants to give law enforcement agencies more clout in dealing with illegal immigrants while "rolling up the welcome mat for illegal aliens here in the state of Oklahoma.” State Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, says the Arizona law, which among other things requires police to check the documents of those they suspect may be in the country illegally, doesn’t go far enough. New proposals for Oklahoma could be tacked on to his measure that would make it felony for illegal immigrants to possess a firearm... FULL ARTICLE


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