Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Unfunded mandate?

The Mississippi Senate passed Arizona-style immigration legislation yesterday, 34-15.  Simply put, the bill is an unfunded mandate that local governments will be forced to implement...or be sued by private citizens.  That's right: if your local police department isn't checking citizenship status during traffic stops, then you can sue them for $5,000 per day.

Bobby Harrison's article on the issue from today's Daily Journal is a good one.  More to come...

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