Monday, June 18th, 2018

Miss. Poised to Pass Anti-Immigrant Law

"Another controversial immigration bill is on the horizon in the
South, a regional battleground that has seen a number of states pass
reforms on illegal immigration.  Mississippi's
Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 70-47 Thursday to
pass the "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act."  The bill now goes to the
Senate for approval, where it is also expected to pass. Both the House
and Senate are controlled by Republicans, who won majorities last year
for the first time in 140 years.  Gov. Phil Bryant, a
Republican who supports the measure, said he believes too little has
been done on immigration policies and a crackdown is urgently needed.  "Perhaps it's
boat-rocking time in Mississippi," said Bryant, surrounded by fellow
supporters of HB 488 at the state Capitol, where he passionately
advocated for immigration reform." –