SC House Passes Immigration Bill

May 25th, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 10 Comments |

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The Huffington Post reports:

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters)–South Carolina’s House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a comprehensive illegal immigration bill that would allow police to ask for citizenship documentation from anyone they stop or detain for another reason.

It would also allow police to hold a person who fails to provide documentation until their citizenship status is determined.

The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday night voted 69-43 to approve a Senate bill and added amendments. The Senate must concur. If it does not, a conference committee will reconcile the two houses’ differences.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is expected to sign the bill.

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10 Comments so far ↓

  • Saladdin

    Is there some huge immigration problem in SC that I’m unaware of? AZ I can see, NV, CA as well, but South Carolina? Really? Are Mexicans flooding to SC for jobs?

  • hisgirlfriday

    I thought government was the problem, GOP. So why do you want to give the government more power to take away your liberty?

  • Graychin

    I’m an old white guy, born in the USA. If the police want to hold me until I produce proof of citizenship, it might take a while for my family, my friends, and my attorney to get that proof together. I could stay in jail for a while, under South Carolina law.

    Thanks, Gov. Haley. I can see why the GOP considers you to be a rising star.

    Welcome to America – land of the free….

  • mickster99

    Proof of citizenship: does that mean a birth certificate? Or a passport? A driver’s license does not prove citizenship I think?

  • jakester

    Good about time we did something before this whole country turns into a Latin American banana republic

  • WaStateUrbanGOPer

    Will somebody PLEASE point out the gruesome irony of Nikki Haley signing this travesty of a bill into law!

  • Frumplestiltskin

    Haley don’t look Amercun to me, lock her up! Oh wait, she am a Republican…den she is OK. If you gots a Republican registration card you am Amercun
    mickster, you are right, a drivers license is not proof of citizenship. My wife is a resident alien and has a drivers license, no way in hell does she go everywhere with her green card, if she loses it it cost a lot to replace it. And as to getting a drivers license, anyone can get fake ID. This is absolutely idiotic waste of cops time. All they will do is stop hispanics and hassle them, how much do you want to bet an illegal Irish or Canadian white person NEVER gets asked.

  • jakester

    Well Frump,
    since the vast majority of illegals are Hispanics, who seem to feel we owe them for something, the vast majority of illegals caught will be Hispanics. If nothing else, it might encourage them to actually learn English instead of guilting YT to make everything bi-lingual.

  • Rabiner

    I wonder how many Indians will be detained under this law until they provide proof of status.