Monday, May 01, 2006

Missouri: Show Me Illegal Alien Restrictions

Wednesday, the Missouri Senate passed a bill 29-3 to crackdown on undocumented immigration. The bill represents the toughest restrictions that lawmakers have made on illegal immigration. The bill will now go to the House. The bill, SB 1250, is expected to pass in the House next week.

Sen. Bill Alter, a High Ridge Republican, said he was spurred to propose the bill in part after a number of undocumented workers were arrested on a taxpayer-subsidized housing project in O’Fallon.

“Illegal immigrants in this state are taking jobs that should go to Missourians,” said Alter, who added that undocumented immigrants are a drain on the state’s social services and education system.

“This has nothing to do with the fact that they (undocumented immigrants) are good people,” he said.

The bill will give the Highway Patrol new enforcement authority and also will punish contractors who hire undocumented workers on public jobs.

Alter also agreed to language from Sen. Tim Green, a St. Louis Democrat, that penalizes contractors who hire undocumented workers on taxpayer-funded projects. Any employer on a public project found to knowingly use undocumented workers would be banned from working on any public contracts for three years.
The bill's sponsor, Senator Bill Alter, has been invited to Illinois by Freedom Folks. The Bald Chick says it is 'another state that's not mine on the right track'.

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Carol said...

Well, I certainly hope it's contagious.

Barbara said...

I certainly hope so, too,Carol.