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Terrill’s stance on immigration legislation draws critics

Terrill’s stance on immigration legislation draws critics

By M. Scott Carter

The Journal Record

Posted: 11:21 PM Monday, May 3, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Randy Terrill’s plan to develop new, tougher immigration legislation may face massive opposition from elected officials, the Catholic Church and even the American Bar Association.

Terrill, a Republican from Moore, told several media outlets last week that Arizona and Oklahoma are on the forefront of the immigration debate; and because of that, Terrill said he and a group of state lawmakers are drafting legislation to “go beyond” the Arizona law.

Terrill said his measure would include provisions for asset seizure and forfeiture provisions for immigration-related crimes and have harsher penalties for illegal aliens caught with guns. He said he also is considering an attempt to outlaw birthright citizenship.

Authorized under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, birthright citizenship guarantees that anyone born in the country is a citizen, regardless of whether the parents are illegal aliens... FULL ARTICLE


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