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Indiana Senate OKs contentious immigration bill

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The Indiana Senate has approved a contentious Arizona-style bill to crack down on illegal immigration.

The Republican-ruled Senate voted 31-18 Tuesday for the bill, which contains penalties for businesses that hire illegal immigrants and allows police officers to ask someone for proof of immigration status if they have a reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

Supporters say Indiana must act because the federal government has shirked its responsibility to deal with illegal immigration. Opponents say the bill will lead to racial profiling and hurt economic development.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican, has declined to take a public stance on the proposal.

The bill was proposed by Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel. He couldn't vote on his own bill because he's taking the bar exam Tuesday and Wednesday.

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  • immigration bill
    i agree the shoul be set home
  • Immigration bill
    What part of "illegal" is it that people don't understand? If a person is breaking the law they should be punished, if they're here illegally they should be sent out of this country. Their presence overwhelms our schools,social services,health care system,legal system and employment opportunities for legal Americans of all races. They are also notorious for drug and gang activity, they need to be deported.
  • To Joe and Brandon
    Joe and Brandon, you don't seem to grasp that the issue is "illegal vs. legal"...not "immigrant". Nobody is complaining about immigrants who come here legally and try to do the right thing. Obviously, all our ancestors were immigrants, unless we are full blooded American Indian. An issue here is the huge amount of legal citizens' tax dollars going toward supporting the illegal immigrants. Perhaps both of you are here illegally or know someone who is; if so, either make it legal or don't stay.
  • jorbs!
    http://www.takeourjobs.org/ <- and the job market for college educated labor will suddenly explode, taking Indiana's unemployment rate from 9% to 12%. Great job!
  • NEVER-ENDING WAR
    NEVER-ENDING WAR

    Those States that are still catering to the illegal alien invasion will not get any sympathy from the majority of Americans. By now all States have seen the developing costs associated with people stealing across our national border and entering into this country under the pretext of being a tourist or student. Every year from every corner of the world, thousands come to the US, to have their children fully aware that this child will have dual citizenship and can take financial advantage of the 14th Amendment provisions. Many States-- like the illegal alien popular State of California and now Nevada is bearing towards disaster with their unregulated use of tax dollars to pay for the education for their offspring, and the need for the uninsured--medical care. Arizona was so close the border fence that it accumulated hundreds of thousands of uninvited guests, lowering job opportunities for less educated citizens and yet hardly aiding the tax base.

    Documentation from the GAO (General Accounting Office) has disclosed finally, that for every one dollar spent by illegal nationals; they get a return of between three and four dollars. But this problem is beyond credibility as the taxpayerâ??s bill, keeps on mounting rapidly. All politicians had better care that's happening here, because American people have finally begun to wake and learning why their taxes keep rising. As the Federal management has failed to pay attention, so the States are trying to defend their own inhabitants from illegal labor occupation. A reasonable question to ask all the leadership in Washington and all State lawmakers is where are thousands of illegal immigrants whose lives were disrupted by Arizona's policing provisions--flew to places unknown? My guess is they didn't go far?

    Documentation from the GAO (General Accounting Office) has disclosed finally, that for every one dollar spent by illegal nationals; they get a return of between three and four dollars. But this problem is beyond credibility as the taxpayerâ??s bill, keeps on mounting rapidly. All politicians had better care that's happening here, because American people have finally begun to wake and learning why their taxes keep rising. As the Federal management has failed to pay attention, so the States are trying to defend their own inhabitants from illegal labor occupation. A reasonable question to ask all the leadership in Washington and all State lawmakers is where are thousands of illegal immigrants whose lives were disrupted by Arizona's policing provisions--flew to places unknown? My guess is they didn't go far?

    As more State legislators are fighting for their own survival and they enact tough illegal alien restraining enforcement the likely destination is California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, perhaps Utah and anywhere further afield that panders to the large ethnic blocs and illegal immigrant and migrant families. One only can imagine the chaos as hundreds of thousands of these people end up in welfare lines, hospital waiting rooms and adding to even higher expenditures to join the millions already there. Countless thousands will join the already clogged neighborhoods in the social service State of California, others will go elsewhere. California is already burdened with a 24 billion dollar deficit meltdown, Nevada will be looking for another $3.billion to cover its debt as Carson City is investigating another tax hike. An estimated $113 billion dollars goes to support illegal aliens yearly and these dollars are also climbing throughout America. Many States that includes Indiana, Utah are still meandering around any no tolerance laws, which will also attract multitudes of illegal aliens looking for jobs and yet another welfare office.
    Now is the time to shield this nation from foreign invaders, from drug dealers, criminals and those who come and expect citizens and legally authorized residents to keep paying for the rest of the worldâ??s poor. This is why the Tea Party was organized on a grand scale and that's why hundreds of pro-sovereignty groups are recruiting people who have just had enough of the games played by our politicians. One amnesty was enough that turned into a travesty and burned every taxpaying American. ICE should go into every Sanctuary City in force and arrest every Mayor, Elected officer who has engineered these provisions. NumbersUSA has a million regular citizens who want to prevent further exploitation of this nation by foreign countries, to elevate their pressure valve of growing impoverished, wanting populations.

    Considering this Administration didn't carry on the construction of the 2006 Secure Fence Act as designed, it's no wonder the fence was mismanaged. It is supposed to be a two layer fence, electrified and topped with concertina razor wire. The border fence has not even been half completed?

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  • Right On Joe
    Guys like Mike Pence don't seem to grasp that concept. Even worse we have to hear about Pence praying to God in one hand and wanting the Mexicans gone in the other. As if their God is anti-mexican. It's sad. Really sad. And I pity the fools like Pence and Delph.
  • Who has ownership?
    What is this talk about illegal? Since when do we own a country? You seem to think that because you are here, it is now your own and others need to be restricted. What about when your relatives moved here....immigrants in their own time? Borders are simply lines on a map. Try to think about social ramifications and not your personal gain!
    • Illegal is Illegal
      I do not know what the big deal is. If they are here on a permit OK and need to monitor tiome allowed. If they are here Legally OK, but if they are illegal then they are illegal and should either be required to apply fo some sorto folegal residency or apply for citizenship. We do not need to take care of thousands of illegal immigrants who come inot this country to take advantage of our welfare, healthcare and other freebies. Illegal is Illegal and in all other laws they are enforced. Stop the issue now.
      • Guidelines?
        Are they going to write some guidelines for law enforcement personnel for this profiling legislation? How will they nab an illegal Canadian, unless, of course, they're from Quebec?
      • The End
        Just pass whatever. The poeple are no longer in control. The republicans have taken the state by the throat. If they want to make it worse than they already have then go ahead. I for one will be leaving.......
      • No taxation without representation is tyranny.
        I thought no Vote could be done with out All Elected person on the vote, No taxation without representation is tyranny.
        upheld.? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_taxation_without_representation


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      • What the
        The bill was proposed by Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel. He couldn't vote on his own bill because he's taking the bar exam Tuesday and Wednesday.

        What the! Wait he put a bill to the floor and was not their to defend it Then Why Did that seek to Vote At All!


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