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Old 04-01-2009, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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Argall, R-29, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted in favor Monday of The Proof of Citizenship for Receipt of Public Benefits Act, which would require anyone applying for state benefits, such as welfare assistance or in-state college tuition, to provide identification proving U.S. citizenship.

The bill, which passed the committee 23-2, would also require those seeking state aid to sign an affidavit stating that all information, including proof of legal citizenship, is correct.

Were looking at a substantial budget deficit in Pennsylvania, Argall said in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon. I know the people in my district would expect that people getting these benefits be American citizens.
Argall supports citizenship bill | republicanherald.com | The REPUBLICAN & Herald (http://www.republicanherald.com/articles/2009/04/01/news/local_news/pr_republican.20090401.a.pg3.pr01citizenship_s1.24 12624_loc.txt - broken link)

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Old 04-01-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Argall supports citizenship bill | republicanherald.com | The REPUBLICAN & Herald (http://www.republicanherald.com/articles/2009/04/01/news/local_news/pr_republican.20090401.a.pg3.pr01citizenship_s1.24 12624_loc.txt - broken link)

If there are already like 12 checks for citizenship then how is $285 million going to illegals?

Anyway, way to go. I hope Virginia with its $3 billion shortfall is paying attention.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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This is great news, but a similar bill passed in California two decades ago (Prop 187) and a judge blocked it. It never went into affect.

I guarantee you the ACLU's lawyers are working feverishly right now to get this blocked. It will never go into affect.

I know I sound very negative, but I'm being realistic here. These things always get blocked by some liberal judge. The voice of the people has no meaning anymore.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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I support this bill 100%. Unfortunately the illegals living in PA will just flood the neighboring states.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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I support this bill 100%. Unfortunately the illegals living in PA will just flood the neighboring states.
Well, each neighboring state has the option of passing their own such bill OR getting flooded with illegals. It's that simple. Eventually, one state at a time, the illegals will all be kicked out.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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This is great news, but a similar bill passed in California two decades ago (Prop 187) and a judge blocked it. It never went into affect.

I guarantee you the ACLU's lawyers are working feverishly right now to get this blocked. It will never go into affect.

I know I sound very negative, but I'm being realistic here. These things always get blocked by some liberal judge. The voice of the people has no meaning anymore.
I don't see any PA judge over turning this. PA is no way like CA and hasn't stuff like this been passed in other states?
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Argall supports citizenship bill | republicanherald.com | The REPUBLICAN & Herald (http://www.republicanherald.com/articles/2009/04/01/news/local_news/pr_republican.20090401.a.pg3.pr01citizenship_s1.24 12624_loc.txt - broken link)

Good and about time!!!!
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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A little late but I'll agree this is a good law.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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This is great news, but a similar bill passed in California two decades ago (Prop 187) and a judge blocked it. It never went into affect.

I guarantee you the ACLU's lawyers are working feverishly right now to get this blocked. It will never go into affect.

I know I sound very negative, but I'm being realistic here. These things always get blocked by some liberal judge. The voice of the people has no meaning anymore.
Things have changed dramatically against illegal aliens since the 1980's-----------note that the 9th Circuit Court refused to overturn Arizona's employer sanctions law.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:26 AM
 
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The economic recession ought to do some magic. I'd be surprised if this wasn't passed.
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