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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:15 PM
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Alabama to Undocumented Kids: No Prom For You!
from Mother Jones:




Having trouble finding a date for the prom? Don't worry; under a bill that recently passed the Alabama state senate, undocumented teens might not be able to attend either. SB 256, the "Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act," takes steps to block employers from hiring illegal immigrants, gives law enforcement more authority to check immigration status, requires voters to bring proof of citizenship with them to the pollsand prohibits "participation in any extracurricular activity outside of the basic course of study" for K-12 students who aren't legal residents. In other words, no chess club or drama society for the kids; football might be a religion in Alabama, but that's off-limits too.

The bill, sponsored by GOP state Sen. Scott Beason, has many of the same features as the controversial law passed by Arizona last spring, with a few twists. Police officers would be required to to ask drivers for their immigration papers during routine traffic stops, if they have a "reasonable suspicion" the driver is not in the country legally. And because undocumented residents are already prevented from obtaining driver's licenses, the bill goes one step further, making it a crime to knowingly give a ride to an undocumented resident.

Beason, who did not respond to a request for comment, has previously called his measure a "jobs bill." He drew criticism in February when he told a county GOP meeting it was time to "empty the clip" on immigration reform. In the same speech he said this:

Liberals are always going to want to create their utopiaif they just have a little bit more tax money, if they just let a few more illegal immigrants inthey would just create this wonderful melting pot and it would all be beautiful and we'd run through the field of flowers. Well thats not going to happen.


That does sound pretty nice, though. There are currently two similar immigration bills before the Alabama legislature; the other bill, which does not include the glee club provision, has already passed the House and made it through a Senate committee. It's not clear at this point which bill will be prioritized by the legislature. If Beason's bill does pass, though, Jared Shepherd, a law fellow with the Alabama ACLU, says the state can almost certainly expect a legal challenge. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/05/alabama-anti-immigr...



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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:18 PM
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1. These fuckers stay up nights thinking of how to torture people.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:20 PM
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2. More and more, GOP = Terrorism. n/t
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:27 PM
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3. I don't think ANY kids should be getting porn in school /nt
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:29 PM
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4. Thank you, GWBush! Your legacy of hatred & divisiveness is alive & well!
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:44 PM
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5. Oh, he's so proud to have sponsored these gems:
Edited on Mon May-09-11 05:45 PM by CurtEastPoint

As our Senator, Scott Beason sponsored bills:

* to protect Alabamians from Obamacare SB-233
* to allow the people to vote to make ALL gambling in Alabama illegal
* to require the Alabama Drivers license exam to be given in English only
* to return property appraisals to every 4 years instead of annually
* to make penalties tougher on illegal immigrants
* to mandate that Jefferson County hire a County Manager
* to protect the rights of the unborn
* to remove the state tax on groceries without raising other taxes
* that would require English as the official language of Alabama
* to ban tax payer subsidized benefits for same-sex couples
* to prohibit felons from voting

Yup, I'm a goober!


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