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Old 12-28-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Time was running out, Brien said.

He was right. When the session ended a day later, E-Verify was left on the cutting-room floor.

The finger-pointing went into high gear as bill sponsors and Governor Carcieri blasted the Senate leadership for thwarting the plan they said would crack down on illegal immigration and return jobs to U.S. citizens. Senate leaders and other critics meanwhile called the legislation unconstitutional and discriminatory.

What started as one of dozens of bills addressing illegal immigration, by summer had emerged as a prominent symbol of the immigration debate, along with Governor Carcieri’s executive order last spring requiring, in part, that state agencies and vendors start using the E-Verify system. The July raid on six state court houses and the arrests of 31 maintenance workers further fanned the flames.

Update 2008: E-Verify proposal faces uncertain future in Senate | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Connors maintains that he still has concerns about the bill’s legal merits –– a federal court ruling in Oklahoma, for example, found that state governments don’t have free rein to enact their own immigration policies.
Here in Oklahoma, E-Verify is being advertised on the radio as I type.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Here in Oklahoma, E-Verify is being advertised on the radio as I type.
Good for OK. Illinois (specifically the City of Chicago) had to be sued by DHS and forced to comply. I'm sure their compliance was temporary and they are back to harboring, aiding, abetting and employing them.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Of course our elected reps will ignore a tool to help control illegal immigration. They would never want to anger the hispanic lobby which is the most vocal against any measures to control illegal immigration.
Makes me want to puke...
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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Of course our elected reps will ignore a tool to help control illegal immigration. They would never want to anger the hispanic lobby which is the most vocal against any measures to control illegal immigration.
Makes me want to puke...
You and me both.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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You and me both.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Me three!!
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