LatinaLista — Ever since the GOP garnered big wins in the 2010 midterm elections, the immigration extremists in the party, who couldn’t care less about the Latino vote or Latinos, have acted like the mid-term wins were a sign from the American people to act upon their agenda of persecuting undocumented immigrants and revoking the 14th Constitutional Amendment that says children born in the United States are U.S. citizens.
A hacked construction sign in Miami delivers a clear message.
Yet, these GOP leaders, from local to national offices, are tripping over one another with glee (you can almost hear them singing) over how they’re going to attack illegal immigration and Latinos.
There’s not one word about bringing up immigration reform in Congress but there’s plenty being said about how to persecute people for whom the majority’s only vice is being in the country without the legal paperwork.
It’s said that in the early part of 2011, seven states will try to emulate Arizona in passing harsh anti-immigrant legislation. Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee are said to likely pass a measure similar to Arizona’s, but more than ten states are looking at drafting something that would punitively enforce immigration locally.
The madness doesn’t stop there.
State Legislators for Legal Immigration is a nation-wide coalition founded by Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe (R-Butler) to provide a network of state legislators who are committed to working together in demanding full cooperation among our federal, state and local governments in eliminating all economic attractions and incentives (including, but not limited to: public benefits, welfare, education and employment opportunities) for illegal aliens, as well as securing our borders against unlawful invasion.